Body Confidence

Why Body Shape Trends Need To Stop

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nicki Kinickie

It sounds silly when summarised in a paragraph like that but it's true. I was a self conscious teenager who found that fashion was geared to slim girls with low rise hipster jeans and crop tops. I would get excited about buying a new item of clothing and then scowl that I didn't look like everyone else in it. Being skinny was cool and hips weren't.

Dove Matched Body Wash Bottles To Women's Body Types And The Internet Isn't Happy

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Dove has hit a nerve with women everywhere after releasing a series of body washes which come in different shapes to portray the ‘diversity of their...

Simply The Best

Andrea McLean | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Andrea McLean

Bryan grinned at me and gave me a friendly hug. "You are a beautiful woman. You are strong. You should be very proud of yourself". And I was. I was relieved it was done, and exhausted from all the worry, nerves and adrenaline. But mainly I was proud of us all. We had done something special; I could feel it.

Lena Dunham Fires Back After Magazine Uses Her Photo To Promote Diet Tips

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lena Dunham has hit back after a magazine placed her on its cover to promote a feature on diet tips. A photo of the star was shown next to the headlin...

Why I'm Not Losing Weight For My Wedding

Bexx Hillman | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Bexx Hillman

Have you ever been to a wedding, and scrutinised the bride's weight? I'm guessing not. But, if you have, I think it says more about your own insecurities than it does about the bride. For me, a wedding isn't about perfectly coordinated colour schemes, elaborate menus, or shrinking yourself into a dress. It's a celebration of love.

Fitness Blogger Posts Side-By-Side Photos To Remind Us That Belly Fat Is 'Completely Normal'

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A fitness blogger has posted side-by-side photos to urging women to embrace and love their belly fat. Sarah Puhto, a 20-year-old vlogger from South Af...

The 'Loose Women' Have Stripped To Their Swimwear And Here's Why They Want You To Do So Too

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Nine ‘Loose Women’ panellists have posed in their swimwear without airbrushing or filters, to encourage all women and men to feel confident in the...

Choose Confident - Learn To Love Yourself

Alli Plunkett | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Style
Alli Plunkett

Once you've evaluated your reflection and decided what you want to accentuate and what you want to divert from, consider what style you like. You don't need to choose a current prevailing fashion from a magazine; just decide what you like and what you feel comfortable with. 

This Fitness Blogger Wants Women To Love Their Hip Dips

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget thigh gaps, there’s a new body image obsession seeping its way into women and girls’ consciousness: hip dips. Never heard of them? Neither ...

Davina McCall On Why Ageing Is Empowering: 'I Genuinely Care A Lot Less About What People Think'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Davina McCall is living proof that age is nothing but a number and as she approaches 50, she wants to tell other women that ageing can bring you confi...

This Bodybuilder Stopped Shaving Her Body Hair Last Year And Hasn't Looked Back Since

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A bodybuilder who stopped shaving her leg and armpit hair a year ago has revealed that she’s far more comfortable in her skin than she’s ever been...

Actor Pens Fierce Poem Encouraging People To Quit Self-Hating And 'Embrace The Squish'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Fed up with body-shaming and people putting themselves down, one woman has shared a poignant poem encouraging others to love themselves a little bit m...

Woman Explains Why The ‘Fat Friend’ Stereotype Is Utter Bullsh*t

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A body confidence coach has called time on stereotypes relating to our boy type, saying people should never make assumptions about someone based on th...

The Criminalisation Of Fat: Why I'm So Afraid Of Getting Fat

Clementine Prendergast | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Clementine Prendergast

all women everywhere Fat is political, sometimes so powerful it can govern over us. While I've worked hard to overcome my eating and body image issues, now feeling comfortable in my skin, I believe my fear of fat will remain for as long as society is afraid of it.

How This Mum Is Teaching Her Daughter To Love Stretch Marks

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Parents

An innocent question from her daughter made one mum hyper-aware of how the words she uses to describe her body will help to shape her child’s own bo...

This Blogger Wore A Bikini In A Blizzard To Spread Body Positivity

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Storm Stella covered her garden in snow, a blogger from Vermont decided to venture outside - in a bikini. Leah Stanley posed for a couple of quic...

Best Friends Respond To Body-Shamers By Showing They Give Zero F**ks About Dress Size

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Australian models Kate Wasley and Georgia Gibbs are best friends who just happen to have different body types - while Gibbs wears a UK size 6, Wasley ...

Fitness Blogger Shares Photo Of PMS Bloating To Prove It's 'Nothing To Be Ashamed Of'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A vegan fitness blogger has shared a photo of the extreme bloating she experiences as a result of PMS, in order to show other women it’s “nothing ...

Mum Stages Photoshoot To Show Daughter She Is More Beautiful Than Frozen's Elsa

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Parents

For any parent, building their children’s confidence is an important part of helping them grow up, but that doesn’t mean it is always easy. Now on...

Woman Posts The Best Response To People Who Criticised Her For Gaining Weight

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A blogger who received cruel messages about her body has well and truly put the haters in their place with an empowering message about body image. Las...

Why The Body Positive Fight Is Still On

Fran Hayden | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

While many body positive activists, myself included, exclaim as loudly as our caps lock lets us that, BODY POSITIVITY IS FOR ALL BODIES and that WE CAN WEAR WHAT WE WANT and that WE ARE WORTHY OF LOVING THE SKIN WE'RE IN - our words are still falling on ignorant ears. The fact is, while body positivity has made the mainstream a (slightly) more diverse and bearable place, the body positive crowd seems to have thinned out somewhat in recent months.

Diversity Progress In Fashion Is A Step Forward But There's No Time To Be Complacent

Denise Hatton | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Style
Denise Hatton

banner While there's nothing wrong with being naturally slim and tall, it's not representative of what our society looks like, leading to greater anxiety and fear among people of not being able to live up to what's considered beautiful.

29 Years And Counting - Why I'm Sharing My Body Confidence Story With You

Theo Brenner-Roach | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Brenner-Roach

It wasn't easy to write and when I think back to a few years ago, I know there is no way I would have written this. However, I've come a long way since then, mentally and physically and I now realise the importance of sharing this.

Social Media Star Reveals The Hard Truth Behind Her 'Perfect' Instagram Posts

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An Instagram It girl with 24,000 followers has revealed the truth behind the “perfect” photos that she regularly posts on her feed. Katherine Orme...

Plus-Size Pole Dancer Proves Size Should Never Stop You Doing What You Love

PA Real Life | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A size 24 woman is proving pole dancing is for anyone at any size by refusing to let critics knock her confidence. Jamie Hines, 36, is proud of her 4...