Body Confidence

Girls' Body Confidence - It's Time For Politicians to Act

Heather Goult | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Goult

87% of girls aged 11-21 believe that they are judged more on their looks than their ability. It's an unbelievable figure - but you can see why girls think this way. The belief that they don't look good enough and that they are judged most on how good they look is preventing girls from putting their hands up and saying 'I can do anything I want to do'

Learning to Feel Beautiful and Body Confident After Breast Cancer

Heather Shekede | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Shekede

My son found a lump in my breast when he was just three years old. He kept coming to me and putting his head on my right breast and stroking it. I kept thinking, 'What are you doing?' I had a look at my breast, thinking maybe it was something pre-menstrual. I was fit and healthy with no history of breast cancer. I was floored when I was given a breast cancer diagnosis.

My Body Confidence Story

Joey Bevan | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joey Bevan

I struggled for years, losing and gaining weight, and then losing self respect and gaining a hatred towards myself. Taping my body with duct tape and later tearing my skin pulling it off. Even making myself sick after meals, I know it was wrong but I wanted that awesome body!

Should Body Confidence Be On The National Curriculum?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Calls have been made for body confidence to be taught in schools as nearly half of young girls opt out of exercise because they don't like the way the...

Considering Cosmetic Breast Surgery? Try Asking Your Self-Esteem First

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

Women come in all shapes and sizes. None is more 'womanly' than any other, and this is particularly true of our breasts - yet breast augmentation (enlargement or implants), is one of the most popular surgical procedures requested by women today.

Body Confidence Matters

Bea Appleby | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bea Appleby

Apparently, we see 1500 advertisements a day featuring people whose body shape in no way represents our own. This make us feel inferior. On a daily basis, we think we're failing to look as we should. And this does not make us feel good. It's not a trivial issue. If we feel bad about how we look, we make bad choices about our health; we are more likely to be depressed.

The True Impact Low Body Confidence Has On Our Lives

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From fussing incessantly over what to wear to work in the morning to turning the lights down when having sex with your partner, low body confidence ca...

Photographer Manipulates Images To Fit His Subjects' Notion Of Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

No matter how much body positivity we try to exude, when the majority of us look in the mirror, a glaring imperfection stares right back out at us. ...

Easy Nigglefixes to Help You Love Yourself

Sofie Hagen | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

There is no such thing as an objective reality, when it comes to beauty. Beauty standards are set by money-hungry, old, white men behind big desks and these men make a lot of money off of your insecurities. The more you hate yourself, more you spend and the richer they get. You are beautiful. You are.

#imEnough Campaign Challenges The Idea Of Inner And Outer Beauty

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All too often women look in the mirror and think they're not good enough - previous research from Dove has shown only 4% of women around the world wou...

Dear Vogue, Big Bums Aren't Back In Fashion, a Body Part Isn't a Passing Trend

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Growing up as a consumer of pop culture and women's magazines, there was only one body type to have: skinny. As a result we have a generation of perfectly proportioned women too embarrassed to get into their bikinis, flitting between fad diets and having internal battles when faced with their reflection in the mirror.

It's Not Fat Shaming, It's Honesty

Katie Hopkins | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Katie Hopkins

The author of a report says we should avoid calling people fat and should use the term overweight or obese instead. As a fat bird, I disagree. The one thing I need as a fat person is tough love. I put this weight on intentionally and it will be a struggle to lose it.

How to Get Anything From Any Man

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

As a stylist, I know image matters. Over the years my knowledge has helped many of my clients improve their personal or business image to achieve their goals & desires. Women and men think differently, we all clearly know that.

What's Behind The New Girl Guide Uniform?

The Huffington Post | Tasha Kleeman | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Girlguiding recently commissioned five students from Arts University Bournemouth to design a new uniform for their guides, with the aim of promoting b...

Perfect Body Shape Plan

Realbuzz.com | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

While we all come in different sizes and every body is unique, experts have identified four basic body shapes that all women fall into. Body shapes are largely determined by bone structure, genetics and age and, while lifestyle factors make a huge difference to the dimensions of your body, it can be difficult to change your basic shape.

Want To Look And Feel Good? Here's Why We Need To Champion Fitness Over Thinness

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the rise of social media and selfies, paired with the insatiable appetite for celebrity news and fashion magazines, it’s no wonder that the nat...

Bearded Sikh Woman Proudly Stars In Exhibition Featuring World's Best Beards

Barcroft Media | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new photography exhibition that showcases the world's best beards has been announced and it features a somewhat unlikely subject - a bearded woman. ...

What's Next in Unrealistic Expectations of Women?

Annaliese Watkins | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annaliese Watkins

Today, we're looking at a society of females prepared to go to extreme lengths to comply with the so-called ideal - an ideal which is realistically unobtainable for most. Alba's tight-lacing routine was a response not-only to the pressure desire to achieve an hourglass figure, but also to trim down to her pre-baby weight in record speed.

Four Reasons Why Being a Fashion Model Really Sucks!

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

Being a model is not generally as dreamy as it may look and only a few actually live the dream. There are four reasons why being a model sucks and why envying a fashion model is completely irrational.

Five Ways to Change the Media You're Exposed To!

Debz Aiken | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debz Aiken

The media we're all force fed through newspapers and magazines is damaging - they want us to hate our bodies. 5 ways to change this and help yourself see the world through new eyes.

Poorna Bell

Why These Women Are Refusing To Wax Or Shave Their Legs

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

First came the armpit hair rebellion, followed by the bush administration against bikini waxing and now there is...the Hairy Legs Club Movement which ...

Meet The One-Armed Beauty Queen Who Is Raising Awareness For Disability

Barcroft Media | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A beauty queen with one arm is using her title to raise awareness of disability. Nicole Kelly beat off hundreds of rivals to take the Miss Iowa 201...

Let's Stop Disguising Body Image Prejudice as 'Concern For Wellbeing'

Natasha Devon | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Devon

Making huge, sweeping generalisations about the particulars of a person's lifestyle based on how they look is not only fist-gnawingly unfair, it's preventing overweight people from getting the medical care they need and deserve (and it's keeping the Daily Mail in business).

Why Curvy Girls Have Better Sex

Katy Horwood | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

It's not being fat or thin that gets people laid, it's believing they can and knowing they are sexy. Sexiness isn't about counting calories and constant self-doubt it is about self belief and sometimes saying, 'Sod the diet, give me wine! Give me cheese! Give me chocolate!'

Why It's High Time That Beauty Means More Than What You Look Like

BritChick Paris | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

We have come to directly associate beauty with appearance over time, so that now no one would use the word to praise somebody's personality. Maybe that is the starting point, each of us this week need to use the word when talking about something non physical. We need to reclaim the word, something marvellous, amazing, outstanding. We need to close our eyes and see the beauty. ‎