Many people struggle to get the picture perfect summer body. “This time of year especially, I see all this pressure to have ‘the perfect summer body,’ wrote Lexie Manion, a body positive blogger and mental health advocate with over 23,000 Instagram followers. Manion says that if you can see your own worth, you’ll see that losing weight with the intention to be “summer ready” in a few weeks, or even a few days, isn’t realistic — it’s the media’s warped thoughts and ideas that are influencing you.
"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland posted an Instagram of herself modeling a T-shirt and rumors began that she had anorexia, rumors that she dismissed.
Curvy model Iskra Lawrence is putting herself in the hot seat by sharing “heavily” retouched photos from her early modeling days.
Model Lottie Moss, younger sister of Kate, shared a bikini photo on Instagram on May 19 and paired it with a body-positive message to remind her followers that nobody's perfect.
There’s so much to love about the photos: Charlie, who calls herself a “Chicanx activist” and a “Glamazon” on her Twitter bio, is wearing an off-the-shoulder dress with a black bodice and a full-length, colorful skirt. The photos of the besties have been retweeted and liked thousands of times on Twitter. “I’m so here for these hoops and hair, definitely slayed this look,” wrote one person on Twitter.
Lizzie Velasquez is a well-known motivational speaker, but she never signed up to be the subject of a cruel meme. Velasquez, who was born with a rare, undiagnosed congenital disease that causes the inability to put on body fat, came upon a meme using her picture and poking fun at her frail appearance.
With the help of three experts, we’ve rounded up swimwear to flatter your body shape — whether you're hourglass, apple, triangle, busty, or athletic.
Model Maeve Madden is gaining attention for sharing her battle with body acceptance and journey to health on Instagram.
Kenzie Brenna, a.k.a omgkenzieee on Instagram, is all about self-love and body positivity. ANNNNND basically anything you aren’t, they remodel,” Brenna captioned next to the side-by-side comparison photo — the left side unedited, the right side flawlessly digitally altered. “Seven in 10 girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships,” Brenna added.
Hannah Foster recently shared a photo collage on Instagram to prove a point about body image. Women often believe that losing weight is the key to being happy. One Instagrammer, Hannah Foster of Northern California, shared two bikini images of herself to illustrate that the number on the scale doesn’t always translate to a happier persona.
Personal trainer and nutrition coach Roos often posts about her commitment to a healthy lifestyle and recently shared a mirror selfie with a unique message.
Venezuelan beauty Génesis Castillo has an incurable skin disease, vitiligo. But she embraces the condition — and she encourages others to do the same.
Posing in swimwear and showing off skin can be uncomfortable, even scary for some. But Alex LaRosa, a plus-size model, doesn't fall into that category.
Selfloveangel posted a message on Instagram about self care. It's the perfect pick-me-up post to read before downing your first cup of morning joe.
Coach Rob wants to be the male version of Ashley Graham. "That’s my goal. That’s how successful I want to be."
A plus-size mom is sharing a “reverse transformation” photo in the hopes of inspiring women struggling with body image.
Lululemon made the wrong kind of headlines four years ago when its co-founder and then CEO blamed “some women’s bodies” for a flaw in its yoga pants. Despite much hyped changes in the company since then (including that executive’s departure), one woman’s recent experience in a Lululemon store shows that it could still have room for improvement. “You only have one size 12 in everything,” blogger Adrian Wood wrote on Facebook after her visit to a store in Miami, Fla. “One, it has usually vamoosed by the time I make the trek to the big city.
Sex can be awkward — but focus on cellulite, stretch marks and some extra flab, and the extra insecurity can become overbearing.
“I know the current trend is to call these people trolls and haters, but I don't see these people as haters or trolls," says Ana Carolina Rojas.
English plus-size blogger Caroline (Instagram: curvywordy) embraces the skin she’s in — and passionately encouraging others to do so.
The gorgeous blonde, who hails from Toronto, recently took to Instagram to question why some consider it brave for her to bare her body. “I love how people see me in full clothes and comment on how ‘skinny’ I look in them in comparison to these types of photos where the comments I get ‘you’re so brave,'” wrote Brenna, known as omgkenzieee on Instagram. Courage, she states, isn’t a characteristic we find in ourselves unless we are doing something out of strength, where the odds are stacked against us.