Topic: body positivity
My smile is my favorite trait & it shines through at any size. I want to be skinnier, stronger, more beautiful, but if that doesn’t happen, I know I’m okay. More
When I took my first burlesque dancing class at the New York School of Burlesque, I had no idea what to expect—would I shy away or unearth my secret succubus self? The latter was definitely more the case.
Many fitness instructors push the idea of exercise as competition, punishment or penance. But a body positive fitness class will focus on how you feel over how you look and help you find positive motivations for exercising—ones that don’t involve comparison or contrition.
As a single girl rapidly approaching 30, the only thing I think more about than my weight is my current dating status (or on most days, the lack thereof). I spent the past weekend as the only single woman out of nine at a bachelorette weekend in Georgia, so the fate of my love life was a hot topic for group discussion. Advice ranged from “Choose someone who is your exact opposite” to “You have a lot of guy friends; why don’t you date one of them?” But, a) it’s not like men are knocking down my door and b) until I’m comfortable with my body, I can’t even imagine letting someone else get comfy with it. More
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Real women have curves,” but I don’t buy into that line of reasoning. I mean, are small-chested ladies just particularly convincing robots or something? All of us are real women, and we don’t need to change our measurements to prove it. And besides, having small boobs is actually kind of awesome. More
Apparently, Vogue China’s idea of celebrating the female form and trying to be ambassadors for positive body image is removing a model’s leg. The whole let. But let’s give them the benefit of the doubt; maybe the leg in question just had a really long, hard day and was looking like it had an eating disorder, so the photo editors of Vogue China just told it to go home. More
Victoria Beckham used to be a Spice Girl. She is married to one of the most recognizable footballers on the planet. Between the two of them, they have four children and are estimated to be worth more than $166 million. In May, she will grace the cover of Harper’s Bazaar for the second time. She wears a U.S. size 4, reportedly. And yet, in the Harper’s interview, she admits to tries on many of the new clothes for her forthcoming fashion line because, she says, “I stand for the general public here.” Really, Becks? Really? More