• Style
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    This 1 woman inspired hundreds to wear clothing they have ‘no business wearing’

    A blogger who shared a photo of herself in an LBD she has “no business wearing” has unintentionally emboldened other women to reject beauty standards in the name of body positivity. Katey Johnson is a mother of two on Long Island, N.Y., who blogs at The Mother Octopus when she’s not running a photo-frame business from home. Her […]

  • Health
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    Fitness trainer tells body shamer: My cellulite is ‘none of your damn business’

    A body-image coach who was slammed for having cellulite is addressing her critic’s “ignorant” comments. On Monday, Jessi Kneeland, a fitness trainer and motivational speaker in upstate New York, posted an impromptu photo of herself stretching at the gym. “Oh hey there, have you met my fancy fat? It’s these pretty dimples along the back of […]

  • Fashion
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    The very cool reason this white T-shirt is going viral

    A simple white T-shirt is getting loads of social media love for inspiring self-confidence in women. The shirt, which is sold at Feminine Funk, an online retailer, reads, “She embraced her stretch marks, fell in love with her cellulite, flaunted her rolls & gave zero f***s what anyone said and she lived happily ever after. The […]

  • Beauty
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    Paris Jackson Wants to Change Beauty Standards By Being ‘Human’

    Paris Jackson just wants to be happy. And also to change the world. That’s what she said in her cover interview for i-D magazine. Via text message, she laid out her big ambitions for promoting body positivity, gender equality, and saving the environment, with the kind of optimism that befits a typical 19-year-old. In the intro […]

  • Beauty
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    Social Media Influencer Says Our Jealousy Is Really Just Fear

    Chinae Alexander is a Brooklyn-based wellness expert, who shares her life to a following of over 130,000 people online. On her namesake Instagram account, she’s known for what she calls “badassery,” where she inspires people to think positively and actively pursue self-love and improvement. Through a series of posts with the hashtag #bebetter, Alexander consistently […]

  • Beauty
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    Mom Takes Sexy Selfies for Money and She Loves It

    Between raising two children, being a housewife, and riding horses in her spare time, Instagrammer Summers VonHesse still finds time to make an income of nearly $5,000 per month. And she does it by selling sexy selfies online. “I’ve never had a ‘real job’ since I got married eight years ago. Being able to contribute in […]

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    What This Cuddly Cat Can Teach Us About Body Acceptance

    A curvy model is using a cuddly cat to spread self-acceptance. Khrystyana, a self-described “body-positive model and poet” from San Francisco, regularly posts inspiring messages promoting health and self-acceptance on herInstagram account, which has 55,000 followers. Echoing past sentiments such as “Healthy is not the new skinny” and “Have a strong day,” the size-10 model […]

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    Curvy Model Shamed for Entering Arizona Modeling Contest

    Karista Harris has been in the pageant world for more than 16 years, and regardless of the stereotype of shallow beauty contests, she says it’s always been a supportive community for her. That’s why when she decided to enter a different competition, to be on the cover of Arizona Foothills magazine, she was surprised to receive a […]