The question is what do we do now? Delete their apps? Take away their phones? They'd only need to watch a few television adverts, go to the movies, flick through a magazine or look up at a billboard to once again be swallowed - Pac-man like - by the fear of not matching up.
The tricks we rightfully criticise when used by professional photographers are now so easily accessible to us, making us much more aware of our features and physical appearance. And who/what is there to monitor who is using them and how excessively?
What's great about GNs is sex isn't always the be-all-end-all goal of character relationships, either. GNs often use sex as a storytelling device, which means putting more effort into the crafting of satisfying erotica to accompany a well thought out story.
Let me tell you this, it is possible and fantastically liberating to have fitness goals that are not doused in shame. How do I know this? Because I have found the Holy Grail, I have found my very own body positive gym
It's no wonder that so many of us suffer a collapse of self-esteem when we are surrounded by such messages and images. But far from letting ourselves wallow in our own negative self-esteem, why not try these five things and see if you can banish those bad habits?
It was a joke that stuck around just a bit too long. I remember exactly when it started - that's how much the experience affected me at the time, an...
Bridget Jones is a character we can all totally relate to in one way or another. Helen Fielding, successfully captured the woes and worries of many women the world over. Encased in humour, Bridget Jones becomes a best friend to many women.
I suppose for me it's not about stopping the set up perfect shoots because maybe they make the individual doing them feel great, which I'm all for, but it's about making people aware that the people in the photos are not superior beings. We all have our differences and it's not realistic to believe that we all carry a ring light and hair and make up on standby everywhere we go. The reality is we have spots, stretch marks and muffin tops! Haha
If you are celebrating your body and being truly body positive, you do NOT make someone else feel badly about their body. It couldn't be more simple. Telling people with thigh gaps to go eat a burger is not in the Bo Po spirit, so quit being a d*ck!
As the great Groove Armada once said, 'If everybody looked the same, we'd get tired of looking at each other'. And as the great Bill and Ted once said, 'Be excellent to each other'. And as loads of wise people always say, 'If you can't think of anything nice to say, you shouldn't say anything at all'. I reckon that just about covers it.
There are a number of things that have gone through my head while at the gym. Usually these thoughts relate to my boobs making a break for it from my sports bra or whether anyone else will notice I bust my pants whilst squatting -true story. However there's a special set of thoughts reserved for fat girls, like myself, to contempla
I'm tired of watching others fight these same demons. And it's not just us bigger people. Skinny people fight similar battles. Because we're ALL constantly told we can be more, be less, be different, be something else, be something better.
With women making up 45% of all competitors and a record high of 47.5% of events open to female athletes, this year's Olympic Games in Rio is closer t...
I recently posted pictures of my new prosthesis on social media and it caused a stir. My "selfie-esteem" was bolstered by "likes" and smiling emojis, but offline I was asked why I wanted to share something so personal and that maybe these things should be hidden away...
I'm only human. I'm not designed to starve myself to fit into anyone else's standards of beauty. And, model-wise or not, I certainly do not deserve to be told what body shape of mine someone else prefers. Let me assure you, trying to stay that thin is a LIFESTYLE, not an existence, and certainly not something I ever wish to recreate.
It's about time we looked beyond our individual eating habits and considered the wider social and cultural drivers of the ways we consume, and stop placing responsibility and blame for obesity or ill health solely with the individual. Like much else, obesity is a collective issue that needs a comprehensive response...