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.
The paps caught a few shots of Leon’s hairy pits as she shielded the sun from her eyes, so it was less of an obvious display of armpit hair flaunting and more a show of body confidence. Click through the gallery to see other strong female celebs who’ve embraced their underarm hair.
Iskra Lawrence is giving major vavavoom vibes. The model and body-positive activist known, among other things, for her extensive work in the Photoshop-free Aerie campaign, shared a photo of herself in a bright red Prabal Gurung dress on Instagram Tuesday afternoon. Posing next to a full-length mirror and in front of the New York City skyline, Lawrence holds a photo of herself in said red Prabal dress in one hand and a gold clutch in the other.
Just ask Mimi Mbah. A few of her Intagram snaps were recently shared by Twitter page @_AFRICANS_. “No thanks I wouldn’t trade my skin colour for the world,” she fired back to a social media round of applause.
Between battling school work, exams and raging insecurities, high school can be a pretty rough place. But one student is making it a little less stressful.
Ireland Baldwin makes looking good look easy — but that doesn’t mean she’s immune to personal insecurities and struggles with self-acceptance.
Instagram model Megan Jayne Crabbe loves makeup — and knows she doesn’t need it. The body positivity movement isn’t just about how people look from the neck down. It’s about how people feel about themselves on the inside, and as an Instagram post from inspiring fave Megan Jayne Crabbe (@bodyposipanda) illustrates, it’s also about loving the face you show the world — with or without makeup.
Body positivity blogger Ana Carolina Rojas has nothing to hide, not even the hate she receives from trolls. Rojas was minding her own business, enjoying a beautiful, warm day of sunbathing and sharing it with her followers when a troll attacked.
Kenzie Brenna is all about promoting self-love, although the body-positive blogger admittedly has days where she questions the love she has for the least favourite part of her body. “Body love has helped realize that I am a queen, not despite how I look but because of how I look,” Brenna said.
In an industry where unhealthily thin bodies have been the longtime ideal, curvy models have struggled to get their voices heard. Whenever curvy model and body positive activist Barbie Ferreira speaks out against industry issues, her message resonates with other plus-size models and the women they represent, across the board. me when I see only size 8 girls in the plus size world getting signed and going to plus size castings when everyone knows damn well the smallest sample is a size 14.
Rather than just complaining about the lack of diversity, Canadian photographer Julia Busato decided to do something. In an incredibly powerful photo series, she captured a variety of women posing naked with a mannequin.
A photo of two besties — one slim, the other plus-size — is making a powerful statement about friendship. Anna O’Brien, 32, who blogs under the name Glitter and Lazers, posted the image of the two women sitting side by side wearing a red ModCloth bra-and-underwear set. This is my best friend.