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Body Image, Celebrities

Why We Think Alicia Keys’ Essay On Going Make-Up Free Is A Game-Changer

Why We Think Alicia Keys’ Essay On Going Make-Up Free Is A Game-Changer

In an essay for Lean Dunham’s Lenny Letter, Grammy Award-winning musician Alicia Keys wrote a piece titled “It’s Time To Uncover” which detailed her reasons for starting her #nomakeup campaign […]

Contributors

I Shed Layers Of Insecurity & Self-Hatred And Underneath Found My Beauty, Worth & Passion

I Shed Layers Of Insecurity & Self-Hatred And Underneath Found My Beauty, Worth & Passion

By Jenny Arzola Life is full of precious moments and we are meant to live them. I mean it’s either that or you dim your light; I choose not to […]

Fashion & Beauty

Will France’s Crackdown On Unhealthy Models Set A New Fashion Industry Standard?

Will France’s Crackdown On Unhealthy Models Set A New Fashion Industry Standard?

You may remember back in April 2015 when France signed a new law which would see greater oversight into the alleged unhealthy standards of models throughout the fashion industry. The […]

Body Image

Award-Winning Image From Australian Photographer Challenges Beach Body Standards

Award-Winning Image From Australian Photographer Challenges Beach Body Standards

Are you beach body ready? Do you want a simple 5-step routine to get that beach body everyone is talking about? Why haven’t you got a beach body yet? How […]

Body Image

Model Ashley Graham Said She Loves Her Cellulite In A TED Talk…& It Was Awesome!

Model Ashley Graham Said She Loves Her Cellulite In A TED Talk…& It Was Awesome!

How often do you look in your mirror and tell yourself how damn beautiful and awesome you are? If you answered “not much”, you wouldn’t be alone. Which is why […]

Body Image, Contributors

What Today’s Body Image Standards Taught This Woman, “My Body Is Disgusting”

What Today’s Body Image Standards Taught This Woman, “My Body Is Disgusting”

By Eden Mekonnen As a kid in elementary school, I never really cared about my weight, body image, or my clothing style for that matter. I was very short, quiet […]

Fashion & Beauty

Designer Uses Disabled Models To Challenge Perceptions Of Beauty At Tokyo Fashion Week

Designer Uses Disabled Models To Challenge Perceptions Of Beauty At Tokyo Fashion Week

We’ve seen it happen at New York a couple of times, and Paris, but now it has extended to Japan. The trend of diversifying beauty and showcasing it on the […]

Contributors

How Ingrained Are The Unrealistic Standards Barbie Has Inflicted On Young Girls?

How Ingrained Are The Unrealistic Standards Barbie Has Inflicted On Young Girls?

By Veronica Granja-Sierra As women, I’m sure we can all agree that Barbie was among our first or second most favorite childhood toy growing up. I’m also almost positive that […]

Body Image

Artist Photoshops Herself 126 Times To Point Out Ridiculous Industry Beauty Standards

Artist Photoshops Herself 126 Times To Point Out Ridiculous Industry Beauty Standards

When we look at issues relating to body image and connect it with mainstream fashion, beauty, advertising and media, the conversations have started to change drastically. There are numerous women […]

Entertainment, Fashion & Beauty

Viral Photoshop Project Busts The ‘Beauty Standards’ Myth

Viral Photoshop Project Busts The ‘Beauty Standards’ Myth

We live in a world where we as women are subconsciously beholden to some beauty standard projected by the fashion, beauty, and advertising industries, aka the “triple threat” of an […]

Boys We Like, Entertainment

Feminist Stephen Colbert Laments Ridiculous Advertising Aimed At Women

Feminist Stephen Colbert Laments Ridiculous Advertising Aimed At Women

Yes you read that right, we called Stephen Colbert a feminist, his title, and a very good one if we say so ourselves! Since the world just celebrated International Women’s […]

Celebrities

Jennifer Connelly: “Being Happy Is More Important Than Being Beautiful”

Jennifer Connelly: “Being Happy Is More Important Than Being Beautiful”

Jennifer Connelly is one of those Hollywood actresses whom we admire. She is uber successful, has amazing eyebrows (!) and doesn’t allow her private life to be cheap tabloid fodder. […]

Body Image, Fashion & Beauty

Disabled Model Says Fashion “Still Has A Long Way To Go” Toward Diversity

Disabled Model Says Fashion “Still Has A Long Way To Go” Toward Diversity

Meet Kelly Knox. She is a London-based model who has worked for major brands such as Debenhams, Proctor and Gamble, appeared in Marie Claire magazine, and has even walked the […]

Body Image, Fashion & Beauty

Bald Beauty Pageant Queen Wins Crown While Redefining Beauty

Bald Beauty Pageant Queen Wins Crown While Redefining Beauty

Imagine standing before thousands of people on stage in a beauty pageant where everything is dependent on your physical appearance. Now imagine if you had a rare disease which meant […]

Celebrities, Entertainment, Fashion & Beauty

Actress Shailene Woodley Doesn’t Wear Makeup To Hollywood Events. WTF?!?!

Actress Shailene Woodley Doesn’t Wear Makeup To Hollywood Events. WTF?!?!

Is she crazy? Nope, she is just a normal, cool young chick comfortable in her own skin who doesn’t see the need to conform. Wow! What a breath of fresh […]