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YouTuber Nicole Arbour caused quite a ruckus after posting a video titled, "Dear Fat People," where she spends six minutes making statements like, “Fat shaming, who came up with that? That’s fucking brilliant.” You know who doesn’t think it’s fucking brilliant? Women like Whitney Way Thore, Meghan Tonjes, Kendall Rae and Grace Helbig. The emotional response from these vloggers demonstrates how one video can be such a harmful trigger. Read More
SmartGlamour Designs Body-Positive Fashion For Every Woman - At Every Size What’s so cool about up-and-coming clothing line SmartGlamour? For starters, their styles range from sizes XXS to 6X and beyond. The brand custom-makes each of its pieces in New York City for shoppers of all shapes, sizes, ages, and heights, but still manages to keep prices affordable (every item is under $100, and alterations—from hem and sleeve lengths to an entirely custom-sized garment—cost between $5 and $20 per piece). Read More
    I have a lot of time on my hands. I have a lot going on, work/hobby-wise, sure, but it mostly takes place online in some way, which means that I have many opportunities to be distracted by random nonsense, which is the mailing address of "The Computer."    Internet C/O The Computer 212 Random Nonsense Blvd. Flat Surface, FU 66666   So yeah, sometimes, while working on things, I'll get these brain tics telling me I absolutely HAVE to search for something online at that VERY minute. Read More
Simply Be, a British clothing store (with sizes up to 32!), has hopped on the body positivity train with its campaign “#SimplyBekini.” The store encourages women to share images of themselves in bikinis to promote body positivity. Plus size model, Tess Holliday, has joined teams with Simply Be to spread the message that yes, plus size woman can wear bikinis too. Read More
46-year-old Liverpool resident Sean O'Brien became known as the “Dancing Man” after photos of him were published online with the caption, “spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing.” The photos drew the attention of body-shaming Internet bullies as well as of a group of ladies in L.A. who wanted to “do something special” for him. Roughly 2,000 women threw Sean a “VIP dance party” after tracking him down through their social media campaign. Read More
According to one of the most unsettling, and relentless, social norms, a woman's value is directly proportionate to her physical beauty. It’s the idea that if we don’t meet outdated physical standards- namely small, petite, dainty, meek—then we become invisible. If we are too fat, too tall, too masculine, too loud, too bold, or if we claim empowerment and visibility on our own terms, then society wants to look away. Luckily, there are growing movements to break conventional beauty standards once and for all. Read More
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
Believe it or not, yoga hasn’t always been about perfectly toned buns and sparkly outer space leggings: The practice has only recently been connected to materialistic culture and image. Up until about six decades ago, yoga was non-existent in the Western world, but it has roots dating back to before 500 B.C.E. Originally, yoga developed under the guidance of vedic priests and mystic seers called Brahmans. The central motifs were Karma Yoga, Wisdom Yoga, and “the sacrifice of the ego through self-knowledge. Read More
Australian model Stefania Ferrario is joining former Australian Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester in the movement to eradicate the term "plus size" in describing those who are over a size 4 in the modeling industry.  The movement started back in February when Rochester made a comment about "plus size" model Laura Wells who, in her opinion, wasn’t "plus size" at all. This happened after Upstart’s Be You Campaign posted a picture of Wells and labeled her a plus size model. Read More
Are you sick of seeing hashtags like #thighgap and #fitspiration on your Instagram feed? It's time for a 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 skin tone, we’ve all got the goods to rock a pair of jorts. Check them out and bask in their killer street style, on point makeup and pro-pizza memes.    1)    @ladyfigure Thamarr Guerrier is the gorgeous gal behind the Musings of a Curvy Lady blog. Read More