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The One-Size Stigma: Stop Oversimplifying Body Types

Inclusive campaigns and lines have been created by several international brands in order to cater for all different body types. They include clothes for plus-sized girls, petite pieces for shorter or thinner ladies and longer wears for those who are a few inches taller than the average; and this is amazing. Almost nothing feels better than when one goes shopping and finds somethin`g that will fit them even if they do not meet the stereotypical


Dear Bathing Suit Companies, We Don’t Look Like That

In light of summer, it’s not uncommon to see public pools fill up with teenagers desperate to get a tan. It’s also not hard to notice the increasing smaller size of bathing suits being made for women. Bikinis barely provide covering to the necessary areas and leave women feeling naked and exposed. Several girls will avoid going swimming because of the way they perceive their bodies. Bathing suit models are plastered on walls everywhere, showcasing


To Girls Telling Other Girls What to Wear, Please Stop

This morning, I came across an article on The Odyssey Online called, “To Girls Wearing ‘Cheeky’ Bathing Suit Bottoms, Please Stop”. What followed such a title, as you can imagine, was an plea from the author, Kayla Ratajczak, for young women to dress “modestly” at the beach, for the sake of their own dignity and respect. Among other things, it implored the reader to consider it from a parent’s perspective, asking, “would you want to


Waist Trainers Don’t Actually Help You Lose Weight — The Unhealthy Truth

It’s not uncommon to walk into a ladies’ restroom and find more girls gathered around the mirror instead of in the stalls. Whether it’s fixing makeup up or doing hair: there’s always something to fix. Feeding off this mentality, is the growing popularity of corsets. Corsets have been around for 500 years, molding women’s bodies into whatever shape they desired. It was extremely popular in the 16th century as all aristocratic women strived for the inverted cone


Tips On Overcoming The Hatred For Your Body Hair As A Young Woman

“Why are you so hairy?”  was a question from a pubescent male teen that I received at the age of thirteen while I was sat in class. It was enough to evoke me to shave every inch of my body until I was bare once I got home as the question repeated in my mind each time I glanced down at my arms. This boy’s comment resonated for years; it wasn’t only until recently, now


An Interview with Body Positive & Pro-Women Unity Band, The Mrs

To the untrained eye, Mandy Prater, Andra Liemandt, Jenny Mason, and Larissa Ness are a foursome distinctly attuned to overbrimming sippy cups, the tenor of an instrument, and the unparalleled vivaciousness of the marrow of Austin, Texas.  Howbeit, beneath the cotton muddied with fingerpaints and the blistered knuckles from timber drumsticks, the quarter are acknowledged as an all-female rock-pop fusion ensemble designated The Mrs. Andra, the aforementioned founding member and leading drummer, “—began writing songs to

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Take This Quiz To Find Out Whether or Not You Can Wear a Crop Top

Question 1: Do you want to wear a crop top? A: Yes B: No   If you answered A: Congratulations! You CAN wear crop tops! If you answered B: Looks like you lucked out and don’t have to wear a crop top! It may be hard to believe, but it really is as simple as that. In today’s society, everyone is so obsessed with images on a screen. Pictures of so-called “perfect” bodies that are being


You Don’t Need a Thigh Gap and It’s Okay to Have Body Hair

Thanks to a plethora of factors including media and persistent societal values, we are preconditioned to have very specific standards on what an ideal body looks like. We vie for particular physical traits like a slim waist and a long neck, but at the same time detest other features such as a tummy or short limbs. Sometimes it’s just admittedly hard to accept, let alone like, the body you inhabit when what you see in

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Thin Doesn’t Always Mean Healthy

Up to 50% of all women are dieting at any given time. Up to 90% of teenagers diet regularly and up to 50% of younger kids have tried a diet at some point. These are bold statistics, but they’re fairly accurate. These days, most of us are obsessed with losing weight or maintaining our current weight, but what for? To impress someone? To fit into a small instead of a medium? To be healthy? Many


JoJo Is Using Her Comeback To Talk About Body Positivity

Calling all JoJo fans… she’s back! After experiencing many highs and many lows, JoJo has returned and graced our presence with her impeccable voice. Recently, she sat down with the Huffington Post and discussed her views on body positivity and body image, and how she has chosen to deal with it while being in the public eye. When asked how she has been able to “navigate” the world of body image, positivity, and love while

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