Body Confidence

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...

Plus Size Woman's Instagram Underwear Selfies Receive Beautiful Reaction

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A plus size woman who took a picture of herself in her underwear every day for a week has spoken about the positive reaction her Instagram project rec...

Video Tells Body Dysmorphic Disorder Sufferers 'You Are Not Alone'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) affects around one in every 100 people in the UK, yet it is a condition we seldom talk about. The anxiety disorder -...

'Cheeky' Campaign Gives The Middle Finger (Literally) To Negative Body Image

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If negative body image was a person, we'd certainly flip them the bird. Now, a new awareness campaign has launched which encourages people to get i...

This Photo Project Proves All Bodies Are 'Beach Body Ready'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If there's one thing that's been made clear by the backlash against those Protein World adverts, it's that all bodies are "beach body ready". And ...

Khloé Kardashian On Body Image: 'I Have Never Felt Fat'

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Even by celebrity standards, Khloé Kardashian's body is discussed a lot. But in the latest edition of Cosmopolitan Body, the star says she doesn't...

This Is What 'Beauty' Means To Blind Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What does beauty mean to you? Most of us would be tempted to reel off a list of physical characteristics in answer to this question, such as curly ...

Women And Men Of All Sizes Respond To Jamelia's 'Body Shaming' Comments With Glorious Hashtag

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Women and men of all sizes are sharing photos with the hashtag #WeAreTheThey in a collective stand against Jamelia's "body shaming" comments. The h...

Instagram Removes Mum-Of-Two's Stretch Mark Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Mum-of-two Hannah Moore uploaded a picture of her stretch marks on Instagram to say that no one should be judged by their size or appearance. But t...

Nike's 'I Can't' Ad Campaign Has Given Us A Major Dose Of Fitspiration

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hate sport? Read on. For women who believe they really can't stomach exercise, Nike has released a motivational "Better For It" campaign showing a ...

This Photo Went Viral For The Best Reason

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A photo of a plus-size woman posing in swimwear has gone viral after the subject of the photo, Jessica Kane, challenged those who called her "brave". ...

#LoveYourLines: Women Share The Stories Behind Their Stretch Marks

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Stretch marks, we all get 'em. And now, following Chrissy Teigen's stretch mark debut on Instagram earlier this week, women on social media have jo...

Model Chrissy Teigen Proves Stretch Marks Are Beautiful

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Models: we think of them as impossibly beautiful glamazons with perfect lives, and airbrushed photos do little to persuade us otherwise. So all ha...

Little Boy With Heart Condition Discovers His 'Scars Are Beautiful' After Dad's Facebook Post Goes Viral

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

At just seven years old, Carter Gentle has undergone five open-heart operations due to a heart defect he was born with. But his most recent operati...

This Is The Startling Reason Why 30% Of Gay Men Turn To Plastic Surgery

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Half of gay and bisexual men suffer body confidence issues, a shocking new survey has revealed. Out of 1,110 men questioned, 50% say they were unha...

Mum Rachel Hollis Opens Up About Her Viral Bikini Picture

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Last week Rachel Hollis's "flabby" bikini body picture went viral for all the right reasons. Now, the mum-of-three has released a video to say she ...

Where Are All The Plus-Size Men?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Last month, Jamie Dornan fever swept the nation. Now, it seems to be Aidan Turner's turn to be ogled. Topless pictures of the star of new BBC dram...

Disney Princesses Reimagined As Plus Size Women

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Disney princesses' waists have been big news in recent weeks, after people on social media accused filmmakers of digitally altering Lily James' waist ...

How Dr Seuss Helped Drew Barrymore Get Over Her Post-Baby Body Insecurity

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

Drew Barrymore has said that she felt like a 'kangaroo with a giant pouch' after two pregnancies, but she has found the ultimate way to fight her inse...

This Mum's Bikini Photo Will Make You Want To Show Some Skin

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

A photo of a mum-of-three in her bikini has gone viral for all the right reasons. Rachel Hollis, 32, shared the image on Facebook and Instagram wit...

Fat-Shaming Should Be Made Illegal, Says Expert

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The majority of us are quick to speak out against racism and sexism. But a leading academic has said we must do more to challenge people who fat-shame...

Why These Women Are Campaigning Against The Term 'Plus-Size'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

Women on social media are putting pressure on fashion brands and magazines to drop the term 'plus-size', which they deem to be 'harmful' and 'damaging...

Woman With Birthmark Gives Us All A lesson In Body Confidence

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An agent advised professional dancer Cassandra Naud to digitally remove her birthmark from casting photos. But the 22-year-old refused. She loves ...

This Is How Big The Average Penis Really Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

From micropenises to penises the size of a baby's arm, we know that the male member comes in all shapes and sizes. But a new study has revealed wha...

This Is What Comic Book Women Look Like With Realistic Bodies

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Super-human strength and the ability to fly isn't the only thing that's unrealistic about comic book heroines. Their teeny-tiny waists coupled wit...