BY Alexa Salvato
on Jul 17, 2015
When I saw a pic of August’s Women’s Running magazine on Facebook, I couldn’t believe it. Did someone Photoshop a body-positive feminist’s daydream?! Was it the weird “plus-size running” niche market issue? Or was this actually the cover of a magazine devoted to women’s fitness?
I checked it out in CVS the next morning. It was real. And it’s about time.
Having a size eighteen woman on the cover of Women’s Running matters. This might come as a shock to some, but women of all sizes run. Read More
Amy Herrmann, an Australian photographer, is trying to photograph 100 women for her “Underneath, We Are… Women,” series. And, she plans on photographing them in nothing but their knickers.
Herrmann’s project was created to photograph a diverse group of women from all walks of life: skinny, fat, short, tall, mothers, trans, tattooed, scarred, young, old. The end goal is to “[showcase] the amazing diversity that is the female form. Read More
It all started when Tamar Anitai shared via Instagram this disturbing photo she found in Oprah Winfrey's, O Magazine.
The image accompanies advice from O's April issue, stating that crop tops can only be worn, "if you have a flat stomach." As if!
Within a few days, Anitai's post went viral along with her advice to "stop telling women what to wear," and "wear what you love, what makes you feel confident." It wasn't long before #RockTheCrop became a trending hashtag. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jun 26, 2015
We’re so glad more people of all shapes and sizes are coming to beaches and pools with bikinis this summer. But if you’re looking for plus-size two-pieces, they’re often a little harder to find. Have no fear! We have 12 great ones listed for you here.
1. Tropical Print Triangle Bikini Top
2. Women’s Pink & Black Floral Top
3. This Royal Blue Underwired Top
4. Seaside Serenity Fringed Swimsuit Top
5. Fuller Bust Mix & Match Top (sizes DD-G!)
6. Daisy Bikini Set
7. Swim Sexy Red Darling Dot Halter High Waist Bikini
8. Read More
I love few things more than I love free speech. I have the First Amendment memorized, people. That’s why I feel pretty confident in saying that Reddit’s decision to remove five harrassing “subreddits” (sort of like a forum, for those who aren’t familiar with Reddit) is not censorship, but vital for creating a safe online community.
The most prominent removed subreddit is called Fat People Hate, which had more than 5,000 subscribers. The forum’s users posted and demeaned pictures of fat people or fat-acceptance/body-positive activists. Read More
on May 27, 2015
It’s no secret that Lilly Pulitzer’s target audience is made up of wealthy white women, and if that’s news to you, just take a look at what comes up when you Google image search their ad campaigns.
Nevertheless, we were feeling a little hopeful that the brand had become more inclusive when they announced that their line would be sold at Target. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Apr 28, 2015
There have been times, and we’re sure our fellow BUSTies will back us up, when we wish a small roll or bump beneath a sweet new dress would just chill out and lay flat. But at the end of the day, we know we look hot as hell and strut out into the world with little regard toward that so-called imperfection. Many companies are tuning into this collective confidence and are tailoring their products to suit the measurements of a modern woman’s body. Others, like the infamous Spanx, are having a harder time revamping their image. Read More
BY Madison N Nunes
on Apr 09, 2015
There are more people involved in the body positivity movement then ever before as we strive to move towards a day when we will no longer have nine year old boys and girls trying to figure out what degree of "hot" they are. And the movement is neither synonymous to being "plus sized" or being "progressive." Beauty is in the eye of the beholder—so much so that an actual definition of beauty doesn't even exist—or shouldn't, anyways. Read More
BY Veronica Santos
on Mar 20, 2015
Jazz Jennings is the new representative for Clean & Clear's #seetherealme campaign—and she's the first ever trans teen to do so. Already an author and LGBT activist at just 14 years old, this girl is spreading her story and breaking through all the gender stereotypes.
Looking for more body positive accounts to follow on Instagram? We've got you. Get your self-lovin' on (take that as you will).
Check out these must-haves for the rainy spring season (whenever that arrives).
Ever wonder who inspired Betty Boop? Turns out it was Esther Jones, a Harlem Club singer... Read More
As winter finally comes to a close, and we remember that the bright shiny spot in the sky is called THE SUN, many of us are starting to rearrange our closets to make room for warm weather gear. But after months of virtual hibernation and voluminous puffy coats, a few of us aren’t feeling quite as confident as we should. Cue body positive takeover!
Here are some of the best ladies to follow on Instagram in order to jump-start your self-assurance and remember that no matter your size, shape or general winter pallor, we’ve all got the goods to rock a pair of jorts this spring. Read More