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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]

Three Women Dispelling Stereotypes About Body Hair

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]

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Introducing Transparen-she… A Way For Women To Disappear So Their Clothes Won’t Upset Anybody

September 9, 2016 by

Following a summer filled with debates over what women and girls should or shouldn't be wearing, Vox’s Liz Plank has come up with the most brilliant solution to the ongoing body shaming epidemic. Introducing the Transparen-she... a way for women to disappear ... [Read More]

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Video: Photographer Brings 19 Strangers Together To Combat Negative Self-Talk In Empowered Shoot

September 9, 2016 by

Click image to play video of photoshoot Cindy Johnson is a boudoir photographer based in central Indiana whose passion is to "show women how beautiful they truly are.” Through her work, she sees firsthand how "women are so great about seeing only beauty in others," but as she says, "unfortunately we have a tendency ... [Read More]

Why Women’s Clothing Sizes Don’t Make Sense… It’s Not You, It’s The Industry

Why Women’s Clothing Sizes Don’t Make Sense… It’s Not You, It’s The Industry

August 12, 2016 by

It’s safe to say that most of us have gone into a store, grabbed the size we think we are, but when we go and give the item a try, it doesn’t fit. Well just know, “it’s not you, it’s the industry.” Today's standard clothing sizes are vastly different than they were 50 years ago. In this Vox video, Dion Lee documents the inconsistencies ... [Read More]

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My Reflections On Eating Disorder Recovery

July 5, 2016 by

By Alison Tedford - I felt trapped for far too long, held captive by my own preoccupation with the number displayed on my bathroom scale. On particularly dark days, it seemed to glow brighter than the hope in my heart. Staring at it had the same effect as an eclipse, overshadowing any redeeming quality about myself. It seems unlikely that something that is powerless when I ... [Read More]

Documentary Chronicles One Woman’s Crusade To Confront Body Loathing/Shaming And Inspire Self-Acceptance

Documentary Chronicles One Woman’s Crusade To Confront Body Loathing/Shaming And Inspire Self-Acceptance

June 29, 2016 by

In 2013, when Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional “before” and “after (bearing three children)” photo it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. ... [Read More]

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Thunder Thighs: Where My Strong Legs Have Carried Me, And How I Learned To Love Them

June 7, 2016 by

By Christine D’Ercole - When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a ballerina. After years of dancing I finally became aware that I was never cast in any piece that was costumed in a short tutu. This was because my thighs were twice the size of those of all the other little girls around me. In spite of trying to minimize myself by ... [Read More]

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