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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 It’s the idea that if we don’t meet outdated physical standards- namely small, petite, dainty, meek—then we become invisible.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 ... 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. ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More
In an age when un-retouched pictures of beautiful women are often considered scandalous, it can be kind of hard to keep up your own self-esteem. Yes, Beyoncé’s skin may not be perfectly ***Flawless, but who among us is without an occasional blemish? Looking "normal" is treated more and more like a deformity than simply being a human being (cellulite, stretch marks and acne, oh my!) and nobody can express how ridiculous this is better than the fierce ... Read More
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
Surely some comic book fan woke up this week and decided they were going to set out to win BUST's heart. There's been news of all female spinoffs, characters coming out as bisexual, and now, members of bulimia.com are re-envisioning the bodies of super-heroines as more down-to-Earth figures.  When the team at bulimia.com saw Buzzfeed's Disney princess makeovers, they decided they should take these super-human ladies and give them some super human bodies. ... Read More
We know you’re busy kicking ass at whatever you do in the world, and we wouldn’t dare expect anything less from you. But all that ruling so hard can get in the way of some good ol’ internet reading, right? We got you, girl. Here are our top five stories from the week:1. Several brands are stepping up and embracing body diversity, both in their ad campaigns and in their products. We’re especially excited about these six. 2.  What can we ... Read More
In a world where it seems we’re always being told what to fix about ourselves, it’s hard to imagine a professional photography studio that actually celebrates diversity among women’s bodies. So when we came across Shameless Photography, a Bay Area and NYC-based studio specializing in pin-up and retro boudoir photography, we were more than a little surprised (in the best possible way). Sophie Spinelle left her career in progressive policy to form ... Read More
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