Celebrities play a huge role as influencers on the general public, especially when it comes to health and beauty. Unfortunately, the standards many of these stars set are highly unrealistic -- take Kim Kardashian, for example.
The hours of makeup and editing make her look stunning and quite literally flawless, but it's just not attainable by us common folk. This is problematic because some young women may idolize the image Kim has created and feel inferior or self-conscious about their own looks. 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
Nicki Minaj blessed us during this holiday season with her amazing new album "Pink Print." Here are some of her inspiring sayings to get you through the day.
P.s. You may want to listen to "Feeling Myself" off her new album, featuring Beyonce.
1. Speak Your Mind
2. Work what your mama gave you
3. Don't underestimate yourself.
4. Love Your Body
5. Use "YAAS" not "Yes"
6. Define yourself
7. Recognize your lady power - bitches get sh*t done
8. Be the smartest girl in the room.
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BY Hannah Baxter
on Sep 23, 2014
Not gonna lie to y'all, there are definitely days when I would prefer to wear both my sweatpants and my down comforter outside my apartment instead of doing the civilized thing of putting on "normal" pants. Like my sweatpants are second class citizens or something. Rude.
ANYWAY, according to a recent study, it seems as though covering up on the reg leads to an improved body image. And not just a hoodie hiding third-day top knot hair coverage. Read More
BY Michelle Beiter
on Apr 04, 2014
Attention, everyone: I think I’ve just found the role model I’ve been looking for my entire life. Amani Terrell has taken to Hollywood Boulevard to use her body to speak out against Hollywood’s beauty standards, and to remind people that those standards are unrealistic and— by extension — unhealthy. In a video clip aired by FOX News, Terrell struts her stuff down the boulevard in a bikini, and where I expected to hear heckling from the passers-by, what I saw was an overwhelming sense of support and appreciation. 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 “ugly” or “stupid” become memorable and horrifyingly alive only when used against us or someone we love. Read More