Body Positivity Week
"Your 'nappy' hair and dark skin are not negatives, and in time you will feel like a goddess because of them."
Four regular guys re-create famous photos of male celebrities and are photoshopped with their ideal body types.
Psssst — they're not all athletic ones, either.
*Chugs gallon of water, slams it on table* ANOTHER.
Literally any, and every, woman.
A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to keep her head from imploding.
People reveal the books, shows, blogs, and more that helped them learn to love themselves.
Because it's so much more than how long it takes you to run a mile.
"Everyone is flawed; some of us just have more visible scarring to show for it."
About a decade ago, a doctor told me I had a 50-50 chance of dying from ovarian cancer. Here's what I remember from the year when I lived, instead.
Not all trans and gender-nonconforming people feel “trapped” in the bodies they were born into. So why is that still the dominant way to think about trans experience and identity? Maybe it doesn't have to be.
Never judge a book by its cover.
It's a vagina, not a cocktail.
Because peach is not nude for ~everyone~.
When was the last time you paused to appreciate your nose?
Contrary to some people’s opinion.
Six Latino artists tell BuzzFeed Español what inspires them, and what goes into the process of creating plus-sized art.
Kam Franklin of The Suffers breaks plus-size fashion "rules" in striped, sleeveless, and (gasp!) sheer looks.
"Dancing lets me be free."
"Não quero a pena de ninguém, só quero que me respeitem como respeitam as outras pessoas"
"Você pode pensar o que quiser, mas isso não mudará o que eu farei".
Amor é amor, não importa que tipo de equipamento eu esteja levando comigo.
LeeAnn Hewitt equilibra levantamento de peso, escola, trabalho voluntário, e tudo com muita dedicação.
Isso é totalmente possível.
"Itty Bitty Tit"— NO.
I can’t go back in time to help the boy I was be kinder to himself. But I can work to be at peace with the body I live in now.
"Having an extreme physical characteristic is useful — the way people react to it tells you a lot about them in an instant."
I’ve wondered if having eyelids that both held a double fold would make me happier, or at least less of a target. But my race, and myself, can never be defined by one little crease.
Because it's about so much more than just covering dark circles when you're tired.
I spent three days cooking lamb chops, eating custard, and exercising my bust in a quest for turn-of-the-century perfection. And I learned that while some things change (a lot), other things never do.
From beating cancer to saving someone else's life to nailing that solo against all odds, people talk about the awe-inspiring things their bodies have achieved. Warning: Includes detailed discussions about eating disorders, self-harm, rape, kidnapping, and abusive relationships.
"It's a unique and wonderful experience and every woman should be proud of being able to bring life into this world."
'Cause confidence looks good on you.
Finding love is hard. It's even harder when you've got a limp, a cane, and – according to arranged marriage labels – a "defect".
"You didn't like this underwear, right?"
It's not just another way of saying low self-esteem.
Other than the fact that they literally bring us LIFE.
"I'm happy because I've learned to love myself."
Our fear of fat keeps us docile and controllable. But what could we do if we stopped being afraid?
Because let's face it: Your best friend is always the fiercest woman in the room.
Joining the wrestling team in high school built my confidence, especially as an Asian-American man. But it also left me with questions about who I wanted to be.
Grab your girls...and your PayPal password.
Your insecurities are jerks. Kick 'em to the curb.
It didn't go smoothly...
Hint: You're not the actual problem. Not at all.
"Because in case you haven't noticed, people come in all shapes and sizes and they're all beautiful. Put that in your magazine."
Boobs and butts and eyes, OH MY!
Make your own box!
A mysterious, crazy-making itch has made me realize just how much my body has actually done for me all along.
I thought I was going to gain a ton of followers but instead I learned a lot about myself.
Why is labiaplasty a thing?
Get that beautiful body moving.
"You can think whatever you want, but it won't change what I'm going to do."
It is totally possible.
Relationship status with your body: It's complicated.
I'd give that an A+.
We maintain a stoic collective fantasy of straight, “vanilla”, missionary sexy-times, even though we’re wanking to a vast array of fantasies.
Et ça fait un bien fou.
Healthy (Indian adj): Someone who has gained a noticeable amount of weight.
Writers, please take note.
"You're making me dress like I'm going to Coachella!"
"I don’t want anyone to pity me; I just want people to respect me like they do everybody else.”
From height to receding hairlines.
LeeAnn Hewitt balances lifting, school, volunteer work, and more like a boss.
Love is love, no matter what kind of equipment I’m lugging around.
"If I can’t find someone that looks like me in the media, why not just do it myself?"
A conversation about our bodies, the messages we receive about them, and how being black women complicates it all.
«En me confrontant aux corps des autres à la piscine ou lors de cours de yoga, j’ai réalisé à quel point le "corps parfait" est illusoire.»
"Looking in the mirror, on the days I'm brave enough to do it, can shatter my exquisitely constructed sense of myself."
Your body doesn't always feel like a wonderland and that is OK.
The career I ended up in threw a harsh spotlight on my issues with food. But it also, eventually, helped save me from myself.
Share if you're a little hairy, sometimes chubby, not "Fair & Lovely" – and happy as hell.
I'm working on it. I'll always be working on it.
WHAT? The media and advertisements have been wrong this whole time???
Nothing can stop her.
"Weight loss isn't always intentional."
Show yourself as much love as your future spouse does.
"I have fashion and now I’m going to give Mommy some fashion!"
"Attempting to change the mind and shape of dancers."
"I think she picked something really sweet."
Putting the ~baller~ in ballerina.
A tale of two uneven boobs, and the woman to whom they are attached.
Think you know what it's like to be a Big Dude. Think again!
Because exercise as punishment is kind of a bummer.
Surviving Stage IV breast cancer has made me appreciate exactly what I can — and can’t — control when it comes to my own body.
"Often, I feel that low self-esteem is a criteria for a person to be feminine." — Ena Ganguly
Your body, your self.
Too many parties missed.
"You are too ugly to be liked by any man. I just tolerated you."
Wear whatever the hell you want, yo.
"Being strong is sexy."
Just call me Cellulite Sally.
“There are a lot of…assets about you that I like…”
"The guys are all different body types, so other guys could see that wherever they are in their transition, their identities are valid."
Are you beach body ready?
"They are a part of me."