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.
A plus-size mom is sharing a “reverse transformation” photo in the hopes of inspiring women struggling with body image.
Ashley Benson has dealt with issues about her appearance, and she's been open about being asked to lose weight for roles, something she refuses to do.
This mom is blowing us away with her newfound physical — and emotional — strength.
Curvy Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hunter McGrady launches a body-positivity movement on Instagram to help everyone love themselves and accept their shapes.
Since the birth of her son three months ago, Pink has been candid about her struggle against obesity, despite logging serious time at the gym.
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.
When Kassie Whisman-Osborne was in utero, she appeared on sonograms to be completely healthy. What doctors couldn’t see was the tiny puncture in her spine, an indication of spina bifida, an often debilitating birth defect.
Kortney Olson has the world’s deadliest thighs. Kortney Olson, the woman with the “world’s deadliest thighs,” isn’t afraid to show off her strength, or her cellulite. Amid videos of her crushing watermelons and pumpkins between her legs, the Instagram star and founder of Grrrl Clothing, a sportswear company that embraces all body types and aims to empower women with its “Grrrl Army,” shared a photo embracing her cellulite.
Beauty queen Victoria Graham, who has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, proudly shows her surgery scars. Victoria Graham is much more than just a pretty face. The 22-year-old Maryland college student, who was crowned Miss Frostburg in October (a local title associated with the Miss America Organization), is on a mission to raise awareness about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) — a rarely diagnosed genetic condition that affects connective tissue in the skin, joints, and blood vessels.
Kristen Cavallari recently posted a naked image of her husband on Instagram. After her followers body-shamed her husband, football player Jay Cutler, on Instagram in January, the 30-year-old defended him in a follow-up post — calling out the rude comments. Let the sea set you free” – @tony2coats,'” she captioned the image, quoting Tony Scheffler, Cutler’s former Denver Broncos teammate.
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.
Though she’s notorious for shutting down social media body shamers, Demi Lovato will be the first to admit that, like many people, she is her own worst enemy. At the Open Mind Gala in Los Angeles, she got candid with the crowd.
A number of plus-size models recently participated in Penningtons’ body positive #iwontcompromise campaign. A number of women paraded around in jeans and black bras in Toronto’s Union Station for a unique reason. The group was participating in plus-size retailer Penningtons’ new #iwontcompromise campaign, which was designed to celebrate women embracing their bodies and not compromising who they are.
Model Denise Bidot embodies the new body-positive #TargetSwim campaign. Target is doing its part to eliminate the pervasive societal pressure to look like a supermodel in a swimsuit by proving that women of all sizes and shapes can look glorious in bikinis, monokinis, and everything in between — and have every right to feel fully empowered donning them. In its #TargetSwim campaign to promote its new swimwear line, which includes “suits for every beach body under the sun,” according to its corporate site, Target has teamed up with a diverse group of body-positive models.
Blogger Leah Stanley exudes confidence as she faces a winter storm in a bikini. While most people are dealing with winter storm Stella by hunkering down at home, one woman is dancing in the snow in her bikini. Leah Stanley, a body positive blogger in Vermont, shared an Instagram photo of herself wearing a pink-and-blue-patterned bikini and striking a confident pose in the falling snow.
An African-American news anchor decided to stop straightening her hair and embrace her natural hair texture instead. There’s lots of pressure for television anchors to look perfect on camera, but black women have an additional hurdle: They’re often forced to meet strict beauty standards that define straight hair as the ideal. WJTV News television anchor Brittany Noble-Jones is bucking that trend by refusing to straighten her hair and embracing her natural hair texture.
Last month, Crabbe posted a side-by-side photo comparison of herself, embracing her weight gain and sharing how proud of it she was, because it represented the self-love that she had gained along the way. In a new Instagram post, Crabbe shut down body-shaming comments in the caption of two side-by-side photos of herself, one from when she was thinner, and one more recent photo of herself.
Aly Raisman sat down with Chrissy Teigen and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editor MJ Day to talk about the gymnast’s jaw-dropping photoshoot in the 2017 issue.
Demi Lovato shared a selfie on Instagram in which she wears a sexy jumpsuit, reminding us of Catwoman and Poison Ivy. Combine Catwoman and Poison Ivy, and you’ve got Demi Lovato in an amazing jumpsuit. The singer posted a mirror selfie on Instagram on Feb. 15 in a seriously sexy jumpsuit, and it’s already received almost 2 million likes, becoming one of her most popular selfies to date.
Anyone who has watched So You Think You Can Dance or Dancing With the Stars knows that dance can be an incredibly sensual display of self-expression. The study, published this week in Scientific Reports, sought to quantify how men and women judge female dancers.
"I wish people would just see me as the normal 18-year-old that I am."