Illustrator Gemma Correll Shows Us What It Really Means To Be “Beach Body Ready”

June 20, 2017 by

Every summer we are bombarded with messages about how to get a beach ready body. Diets and exercise plans are plastered on women’s magazine covers, and fitness experts seem to be on every television channel, offering their tips and tricks on how to shape up for summer. ... [Read More]

Pregnancy Drugs Are The New Weight-Loss Fad. Are You Sh*tting Me?

June 13, 2017 by

By Marci Warhaft I've said it before and I'll say it again: We live in an image-obsessed, fat-phobic, one-size-fits all, thin-is-in, skinny-jean-wearing, thigh-gap-measuring, body-fat-freezing, belly-button challenging, rather-be-dead-than-eat-bread warped society where women are starving to be smaller, men are injecting poison into themselves to be bigger ... [Read More]

New Summer Anthem: ‘Thunder Thighs’ By Miss Eaves

June 12, 2017 by

Body-positive activist and artist Shanthony Exum, aka Miss Eaves, has released the new summer anthem, Thunder Thighs. The single is from her new album Feminasty, due out on August 4th. Shanthony is the creator of The Every Body Project, which showcases diverse body types to combat the "body image issues that arise from the ... [Read More]

What We Tell Our Daughters About Body Hair

March 13, 2017 by

By Lauren Apfel - I learned to deal with unwanted body hair at my mother’s knee. I am dark and she is dark and this was part of my education in being a girl. I would sit on a low stool in her bathroom, which was big and blue-tiled, and watch as she depilated in one way or another. I was acquainted with the tools of the trade early—bleach for the face and arms, tweezers for the eyebrows, ... [Read More]

Young Filmmaker Takes On Controversial Mandated School BMI Testing In Powerful Documentary

February 27, 2017 by

As a way to address obesity among American youth, lawmakers in dozens of states have passed mandates forcing schools to perform Body Mass Index (BMI) tests on students.  Following these tests, notification letters (also called ‘Fat Letters’ by students) are being sent to kids whose body mass ... [Read More]

Tattoo Artist India Amara Perfectly Articulates Why So Many Of Us Get Inked

October 26, 2016 by

India Amara is a tattoo artist based in Toronto. Most of her art focuses on dark florals, ornamental and sacred imagery. In this profile from Raina + Wilson, India talks about her approach to life and her work. “My intention is creating something for someone to wear that empowers them and gives them a better sense of themselves.” ... [Read More]

Artist Paints Dress With All The Things People Have Said About Her Appearance

October 20, 2016 by

At a young age, Jojo Oldham noticed the differences between her body and other children's, but it wasn't until a woman told her “not to worry about being a bit plump,” and that the “weight would fall off as I got older,” that she started to worry about the way she looked. Now at 31, Jojo, a designer from the UK, has reached ... [Read More]

Three Women Dispelling Stereotypes About Body Hair

September 12, 2016 by

To remove body hair or to not remove body hair…it’s not a question, rather it’s a decision, and a very personal one at that. But unfortunately, we live in a society where women are expected to be hair free, and are often shamed when they are not. That has been the experience for Monica Hernandez, Alexandra Marzella, and Ayqa Khan. In this new video from ... [Read More]