BY Evelyn Chapman
on Apr 01, 2015
It’s a sad truth that most people don’t like what they see when they look in the mirror, and we all know that a lot of those feelings can be attributed to the fact that we live in a global culture of impossible “beauty” standards and body-shaming.
But the good news is Taryn Brumfitt—writer, speaker, mother of three, and founder of Body Image Movement—is creating a new documentary aiming to change women's body perception all ... Read More
BY Veronica Santos
on Mar 09, 2015
Yes that’s right, Facebook has created a 'feeling Fat’ emoji option. As you may already know, when you post your status, Facebook gives you an option to show to your friends (the world, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.) just how you feel in that moment. They even allow you to create your own if the 120 options they give you do not fit your particular mood at that time.
However, this double-chinned emoji has raised quite a few other feelings on Facebook and ... Read More
That is the big question that New York City is raising through a new campaign called the NYC Girls Project, which aims to help promote self-esteem in tweens. In the newest “public education campaign geared towards girls ages 7-12,” new ads will appear on buses, subways, and phone kiosks. While the ads include phrases like, “I’m adventurous,” “I’m a leader,” “I’m creative,” and ... Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley
on Oct 02, 2013
David Gandy for Dolce & Gabbana
The fight against unrealistic body expectations spawned from airbrushed models on billboards has been going strong for years. The “Dove Real Beauty” campaign showcases women of all shapes, colors, and sizes in their underwear, proving that real beauty comes in all forms. Yet as far as it goes, men haven’t been given the same real life role models. Instead, they’ve been blasted with ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra
on Jul 01, 2013
I try and think back on when the word “fat” and its negative social stigma first registered. Was it in fifth grade when all of the kids started to break up into cliques? Was it when a family member used it to describe a passerby, friend, or loved one? I look back and begin to realize that the word “fat” never really had an exact beginning for me or probably for anyone else. Ingrained into our lives, words like “fat” or ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra
on May 29, 2013
Well this is awesome - two students from Cornell University have created a mannequin modeled after real plus sized bodies, building the most accurate curvy shape the fashion industry has ever used.
That sounds a little strange (why would an accurate plus-size mannequin be revolutionary?) but until now, most mannequins for larger clothes were made by just magnifying the general proportions of smaller mannequins. That means the proportions of plus-sized mannequins ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on May 28, 2013
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the most exposed of them all?
Glasgow’s Shimmy Club is recently garnering some much-deserved criticism for installing one-way mirrors, also known as two-way mirrors, in women’s bathrooms so that male customers can receive a peep show.
In order to catch a look at these unsuspecting women’s reflections, clubgoers are required to buy a private booth for the night, aptly titled “Smoke and Mirrors,” which can go up to ... Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on May 09, 2013
Here’s some fuck-yeah fashion advice for your morning. Swimwear season is coming up fast, and you know what that means – you can’t walk a block without some ad, advice column, or storefront window telling you to change your body. Forget the haters with this graphic from Gordiamor:
Image via ... Read More
Living in a generation of Photoshop, fat-shaming, and stick-thin models, it sometimes seems nearly impossible to imagine a time when "skinny" was a bad word. That’s why we couldn’t help but wonder if we'd stumbled into some sort of alternate universe when we discovered these vintage advertisements for weight gain. Even though these (admittedly hilarious) taglines were still putting too much emphasis on weight in relation to self-worth (the company ... Read More
BY Casey Krosser
on Nov 21, 2011
Liat Ron's new play, Guts, is an entertaining and brutally honest look at one woman’s struggles with body image. The play tells the story of Hellthy, played by Ron, who's broken up with her boyfriend and left NYC to move back in with her parents in Israel. Hellthy's post-breakup depression consumes her at first--she sleeps all day and ruminates in her negative thoughts. Her insecurities are magnified to gargantuan proportions as she ... Read More