Body Confidence

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...

We Are Beautiful Just The Way We Are. Age Is Just A Number

Nicola Griffin | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Style
Nicola Griffin

banner It is truly about time that today's society included all females of any age and any size. What a fantastic message to send to young girls that it's fine to be curvy, it's acceptable to have a rolly tummy and it's amazing to have grey hair. Love your self, Believe in your self, we are all unique.

Christie Brinkley Recreates Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Aged 63, Alongside Daughters

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Christie Brinkley has proven once and for all that age is nothing but a number by posing for Sports Illustrated’s coveted Swimsuit Issue at the age ...

Is It Okay To Wear The Same Outfit As My 20-Year-Old Daughter?

Dawn Cutler | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Style
Dawn Cutler

banner There's very little advice out there that speaks directly to women of my age. And when you do stumble across a blog or magazine that's supposedly aimed at you, they can be quite patronising - suggesting ranges that have been designed with the more mature lady in mind.

Actress Embraces Loose Skin Thanks To Support From Body-Positive Instagram Community

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A body positive vlogger has revealed she won’t be getting surgery to remove her loose skin after dramatic weight loss, thanks to the confidence she...

Alton Towers Crash Survivor Vicky Balch Poses Naked In Body-Confident Photoshoot

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Vicky Balch, the 21-year-old survivor of the Alton Towers Smiler crash, has posed naked in a photoshoot to inspire body confidence. Balch, who lost he...

Woman’s Side-By-Side Photos In Her Tights Show Truth About Perfectionism On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman posted photos of herself in her bra and tights to make an important statement about body image and so-called perfectionism on social media. Mi...

Somebody Like Me: Young People's Tales Of Body Image Anxiety

Liam Benjamin Preston | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Benjamin Preston

I wanted to share with you some of the words of the young people who took part. They spoke about the pressures from society, school, celebrities, the media and their families. Alongside dealing with the challenges of just growing up, one area which was mentioned frequently was the sheer relentless of the body image pressures they faced:

Everyone's Loving Chrissy Teigen's Stretch Marks Photo On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Chrissy Teigen has once again given the world a lesson in body confidence by sharing a photo of her stretch marks. Teigen posted an unedited image of ...

Creating Body Confident Schools Is The First Step In Tackling Body Image Anxiety

Denise Hatton | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Denise Hatton

It is beyond doubt that for young people in this country today, who are caught up in an increasingly celebrity-idealised culture with 24-7 social media connectivity, that the impact of body image anxiety is incredibly worrying.

Body Anxiety Leads Children As Young As 11 To Consider Extreme Diets And Surgery

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Body image anxiety is damaging the lives of children as young as 11, with secondary school pupils considering extreme diets and cosmetic surgery, a ne...

The Post Baby Changes That Nobody Tells You About

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents
Nicki Kinickie

Whether you like it or not, when you are expecting your first child people will give you all kinds of insights into your future as a parent and share their own stories of pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Cancer Survivor Bares Double Mastectomy Scars In Powerful Equinox Gym Ad

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A cancer survivor has stolen the show in luxury gym Equinox’s bold January ad campaign for baring her mastectomy scars. Samantha Paige, a 41-year-o...

You Really Aren't As Unattractive As You Think You Are

Amanda Elias | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I know I'm guilty of it, my 13 year old is guilty of it, heck I know my mother is guilty of it, we can't help it. This is something that we HAVE to work on, the TV isn't going to disappear, we can't avoid all of the glossy magazines

Tess Holliday Gets Real About The Struggles With Her Post-Baby Body

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Parents

Plus-size model and mother Tess Holliday posted a picture recently on Instagram that sums up one of the biggest struggles post-partum: how do I learn ...

Love Your Body For Life - Not Just For Christmas

Daisy Lindlar | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Daisy Lindlar

Christmas is a time when women's relationships with our bodies can become particularly strained. One side of us is saying to eat our body weight in pigs in blankets, the other telling us we'll regret it when we don't look like Gigi Hadid come summer.

Iskra Lawrence Has Helped Women Love Their Bodies, Now She's Set Her Sights On Men

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Iskra Lawrence shot to fame for championing body confidence among women, but now, she wants a body image revolution among men. In a recent interview t...

The 'Ideal Body' Is The One You Feel Comfortable In

Danae Varangis | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danae Varangis

Body anxiety is a growing issue. The number of people who aren't confident in the way they look is rising faster than ever, and the age at which these concerns are first felt is getting younger -- a survey conducted in October found that 38% of girls ages seven-to-ten felt that the most important thing to them is the way they look.

Bodybuilder Reveals How Her Body Changes After Competition Season

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A bodybuilder has shared a body positive snap of how she looks when she’s not training for a major competition. Tesia Kline, from Georgia, has docu...

Ten Secrets To Eliminating That I Have Nothing To Wear Feeling

Loulou Storey | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Style
Loulou Storey

A lot of us wish that we dressed with more character, style and passaz and blame our clothes and lack of time as the trouble makers for our uninspired appearance. I am here to help you perk up your style and help you realise that there is a lot more excitement in your wardrobe than you give it credit for.

11 People Reveal What They Love Most About Their Bodies

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Focusing on the things you love about yourself instead of your hang-ups is not the easiest of things to do. But that’s precisely what a selection of...

Blogger Shows How Easy It Is To Fake A Perfect 'Booty Pic'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

These days, you can’t go a day on Instagram without seeing a photo of someone’s perfectly rounded ass staring back at you. Whether it’s your fav...

Be Real Pledge Aims To Put Health Above Appearance

Denise Hatton | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Denise Hatton

Today, the Be Real Campaign for body confidence releases its Body Image Pledge. Aimed at the media, music, fashion and advertising industries, it stands up for men and women who for years have said they want to see pictures on TV, in adverts and in magazines that, put simply, look like they do.