Body Confidence

#ThighReading Shows What Women's Legs Really Look Like

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another social media hashtag inspiring body confidence across the world. This time the focus is on our thighs. #ThighReading is encour...

Third Of Brits Unhappy With Their Bodies And Celeb Culture Is To Blame

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Being surrounded by images of perfect celebrities is having a serious effect on the nation's body confidence. A global study conducted by YouGov ha...

14 Women Pose Naked To Redefine 'American Beauty' On Their Own Terms

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The "American beauty" comes in all shapes, sizes, ages and colors.  That's what photographer Carey Fruth set out to prove with her photo series, "...

Woman With 85% Burns Scars Has Message For Haters Who Judge Her And Partner

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who has severe burn scars has spoken out against complete strangers who judge her and her partner. Ash Shine, now 26, received 85% burns to...

Model With Down's Syndrome Lands Next Major Modelling Gig

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Style

A woman with Down's Syndrome who became a model after adopting a healthier lifestyle, is now beginning to make waves in the fashion industry. Madel...

You Can't Search For #Curvy On Instagram Anymore

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While there is a certainly an appetite for body confident, plus size models on Instagram (just check out Tess Holliday's 900K+ followers), any user se...

Even Body Confident Lena Dunham Feels Insecure At Times

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From the outside, Lena Dunham seems like the most body confident woman in the world. Whether she's getting her kit off in 'Girls' or posting under...

Stunning Women's Photo Project Celebrates Bottoms Of All Shapes And Sizes

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What does a great bottom look like? It's both Kylie Minogue and Serena Williams; it's also Tess Munster and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. Here to cele...

Teen With Swollen Leg Shows Exactly What A 'Bikini Body' Looks Like

Barcroft | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager whose leg grew to twice its normal size is inspiring body positivity by posing in a bikini. Isa-Bella Leclair, 19, was born with a gene...

Plus Size Women Respond To Being Told They Shouldn't Wear Crop Tops In Awesome Way

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With all the progress the fashion industry has made regarding body acceptance, every so often, something comes along and reminds us that there is stil...

What Happened While I Was Gaining Weight

Jamie Khoo | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Khoo

Yes, I have gained weight. I'm bigger and rounder and fleshier than I've ever been. But I've gained so many other things in the process too; the extra pounds of flesh and fat are just a tiny part of all the other abundances.

This Is for Every Woman Who Has Ever Been Told She's Overweight by a Man

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

It goes without saying that any man who criticises a woman for being overweight deserves to be punched in the balls. And in the interest of equality, any woman who criticises a man for being overweight should be punched in the boobs. But this, in my experience, is easier said than done.

Woman Has Perfect Response To Tinder Date Who Said She Was 'Too Fat'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has written an open letter to a Tinder date told her she was 'too fat to fancy' - and she's quickly becoming the internet's new body image her...

These Women Remind Us What It Really Means To Have A 'Bikini Body'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Forget eating celery sticks and doing juice cleanses, in HuffPost UK Lifestyle's eyes there's only one way to get a bikini body: put a bikini on your ...

Woman With Half A Jaw Refuses Surgery Because She's 'Perfect As She Is'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman who had part of her face removed after a tumour developed near her windpipe has said she would turn down surgery to “fix her” – because ...

13 Things That Happen When You've Got A Big Bum

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

Big bums are nothing new and neither is the adoration for them. I've had one for as long as I can remember and am a descendent of a long line of big-bummed women. (You think my bum is big? You wait 'til you see my mum...)

Dear Chris Pratt, Objectifying Men Won't Lead To Gender Equality, It Will Just Increase Body Image Pressure

Rachel Moss | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

Swooning over Christian Grey, Poldark and even Chris Pratt may seem harmless on the surface, but it has the potential to increase body image pressure on men, so why on earth would we want to make objectification the norm?

Are You Happy With Your Body?

Reneé Davis | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Reneé Davis

Over the years I have struggled with the way my body looks more than I care to admit. I grew up in a family that ranged from being a little bit over weight to morbidly obese, and with that came the negative body talk I was privvy to every day.

Alicia Douvall Says We Need To 'Protect Vulnerable Girls' From Cosmetic Surgery

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Reality TV star Alicia Douvall has spent more than £1 million on cosmetic procedures and is now calling on surgeons to do more to "protect vulnerable...

#BoobsOverBellyButtons Is A Perfect Response To The Belly Button Challenge

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Last week, the social media trend #BellyButtonChallenge was slammed by campaigners and charities for putting body image pressures on women. Origina...

Tess Holliday Shows How To Get A Bikini Body In One Simple Step

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Plus size model Tess Holliday has once again stuck two fingers up at society's beauty standards. And this time she's showing the world exactly what it...

Olivia Colman Makes Botox Confession

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Olivia Colman has once again proven that she’s one of the greatest women in showbiz, revealing what she’d say to anyone who asked her to lose weig...

Ashley Graham On Why You Shouldn't Call Her A 'Plus Size' Model

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's not often you hear a woman stand in front of a mirror and compliment her own appearance, but that's exactly what happened when model and body ima...

Protein World Advert Is Back And This Time It's On A Skyscraper

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Just when you thought you'd seen the back of that Protein World advert, it has well and truly returned. This time, the ad - which stars bikini-cla...

Is This The World's First Plus-Size Supermodel?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Tess Holliday is fast becoming the world's most recognised plus-size model. At 5’5” tall and a UK size 24, she became the first model of her he...