Body Positivity Week
21 Things We Wish We Could Tell Our Younger Selves
"Your 'nappy' hair and dark skin are not negatives, and in time you will feel like a goddess because of them."
Men Re-Create Iconic Photos And Get Photoshopped With Their Ideal Body Types
Four regular guys re-create famous photos of male celebrities and are photoshopped with their ideal body types.
27 Activities That Have Improved People's Body Image
Psssst — they're not all athletic ones, either.
21 Books, Shows, And Other Media That Can Improve Your Body Image
People reveal the books, shows, blogs, and more that helped them learn to love themselves.
27 Definitions Of Fit That Are All Accurate AF
Because it's so much more than how long it takes you to run a mile.
The Year Cancer Didn't Kill Me
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.
This Clothing Designer Makes Nude Dancewear For Dancers Of Color
Because peach is not nude for ~everyone~.
10 Little Spells That'll Help Send Love To Your Body
When was the last time you paused to appreciate your nose?
6 Body-Positive Latino Illustrators Who See The Beauty In Curves
Six Latino artists tell BuzzFeed Español what inspires them, and what goes into the process of creating plus-sized art.
This Woman Proves Plus-Size Fashion "Rules" Are Meant To Be Broken
Kam Franklin of The Suffers breaks plus-size fashion "rules" in striped, sleeveless, and (gasp!) sheer looks.
14 Women Who Will Give You Post-Baby Body Goals
Because all bodies are beautiful. Thumbnail image via @coffeemomrepeat.
This Profoundly Deaf Teen Will Blow You Away With Her Dance Moves
"Dancing lets me be free."
19 Beauty Experts Explain How Makeup Has Shaped Their Self-Image
Because it's about so much more than just covering dark circles when you're tired.
I Tried A Weird Vintage Weight Gain Diet And It Was Definitely Interesting
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.
29 Seriously Incredible Things People's Bodies Have Achieved
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.
Shveta Salve Finally Did An Official Pregnancy Photoshoot And It's Spectacular
"It's a unique and wonderful experience and every woman should be proud of being able to bring life into this world."
Single In Bombay: How Fucked Up Rishtas And Difficult Dates Push Disabled Singles Online
Finding love is hard. It's even harder when you've got a limp, a cane, and – according to arranged marriage labels – a "defect".
This Amazing Woman Has Become An Inspiration To Burn Survivors
"I'm happy because I've learned to love myself."
Worrying About The "Right" Kind Of Body Stops Us From Living
Our fear of fat keeps us docile and controllable. But what could we do if we stopped being afraid?
These Best Friends Put Each Other On Magazines And It Was EVERYTHING
Because let's face it: Your best friend is always the fiercest woman in the room.
This Is Why It's Hard To Accept Love When You Hate Your Body
Your insecurities are jerks. Kick 'em to the curb.
What Body Shamers Say Vs. What Their Words Actually Mean
Hint: You're not the actual problem. Not at all.
29 TV And Film Moments That Helped People Be Proud Of Their Bodies
"Because in case you haven't noticed, people come in all shapes and sizes and they're all beautiful. Put that in your magazine."
What Happens When You Finally Get The Feature You've Always Wanted
Boobs and butts and eyes, OH MY!
The Things I Learned In My Big Body
Make your own box!
This Is What Happened After I Posed Like A SuicideGirl On Instagram For A Week
I thought I was going to gain a ton of followers but instead I learned a lot about myself.
9 Insane Things Your Vagina Absolutely Doesn't Need
Why is labiaplasty a thing?
Women Talk About Embracing Their Body Hair
"You can think whatever you want, but it won't change what I'm going to do."
This Woman Made A Whole Book Dedicated To Body-Shaming For Her College Project
I'd give that an A+.
Why I Share My Favourite Porn With Other Women
We maintain a stoic collective fantasy of straight, “vanilla”, missionary sexy-times, even though we’re wanking to a vast array of fantasies.
A Curvy Girl's Guide To Surviving Social Interactions
Healthy (Indian adj): Someone who has gained a noticeable amount of weight.
16 Hilarious Images Girls With TOO MUCH DAMN HAIR Will Relate To
25 Pop Culture Characters Who Helped People Love Their Bodies
Writers, please take note.
Women Got Styled Without Knowing What Sizes They Were Wearing
"You're making me dress like I'm going to Coachella!"
Guys Talk About Their Wedding-Related Body Image Issues
From height to receding hairlines.
8 Black Women On Body Image And Societal Expectations
A conversation about our bodies, the messages we receive about them, and how being black women complicates it all.
Writing About Food Helped Me Beat My Eating Disorder
The career I ended up in threw a harsh spotlight on my issues with food. But it also, eventually, helped save me from myself.
9 Bodies I've Had
I'm working on it. I'll always be working on it.
After Surviving An Acid Attack, This Woman Offers Free Treatment To Other Victims
Nothing can stop her.
This Is Why "You Lost Weight" Isn't Always The Best Compliment
"Weight loss isn't always intentional."
20 Awesome Ways To Get Your Self-Care On Before Your Wedding
Show yourself as much love as your future spouse does.
I Let My 6-Year-Old Dress Me And She Actually Slayed
"I have fashion and now I’m going to give Mommy some fashion!"
This Man Is Breaking Expectations Of What A Dancer Is Supposed To Look Like
"Attempting to change the mind and shape of dancers."
Mothers And Daughters Picked Tattoos For Each Other And It Was So Freakin' Cute
"I think she picked something really sweet."
Getting Half A Boob Job Helped Me Love My Whole Self
A tale of two uneven boobs, and the woman to whom they are attached.
Here’s How Cancer Changed The Way I Think About My Body
Surviving Stage IV breast cancer has made me appreciate exactly what I can — and can’t — control when it comes to my own body.
Welcome To Body Positivity Week
Your body, your self.
21 Indians Told Us The One Comment That Changed The Way They Look At Their Bodies
"You are too ugly to be liked by any man. I just tolerated you."
This Photo Series Completely Ignored Different Gender Identities, And It's Amazing
Wear whatever the hell you want, yo.
PSA: Basically Everyone Has Cellulite And It's Nothing To Be Ashamed Of
Just call me Cellulite Sally.
We Had Queer Couples Talk About Their Body Insecurities
“There are a lot of…assets about you that I like…”
These Awesome Nude Portraits Show The Range Of Trans Men's Bodies
"The guys are all different body types, so other guys could see that wherever they are in their transition, their identities are valid."
17 Pictures Of Beach Bodies That Will Get You Motivated
Are you beach body ready?
Ariel Winter And Her Breast Reduction Scars Are Not Here For Your Body-Shaming
"They are a part of me."