Beauty Standards

These Influencers Think Beauty Ideals Are Total B.S.

HuffPost Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 05.11.2017 | Canada Style

And we couldn't agree more.

Beauty Blogger Who Shaved Head: 'I Don't Exist To Be Beautiful'

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Style

"Truth is, nobody really cares as much as we think they do."

Secretive Illustrator Proves Bigger Women Have Always Been Sexy

The Huffington Post Canada | Alanna Cardona | Posted 04.21.2017 | Canada Living

She wants people to understand curvy women are REAL women.

This Woman With Albinism Tells You What Makes Her Feel Beautiful

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Style

People want you to feel different. They want you to feel like an outsider. They want you to feel sad.

These 4 Women Prove Cultural Beauty Standards Are Bogus

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Style

Embrace yourself just as you are.

The One Thing Most Models Get Wrong

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Style

You may look fierce, but so does the competition.

Rejection Sucks. But Don't Let It Kill Your Confidence

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Style

Canadian model Stacey McKenzie has dealt with her fair share of rejection.

3 Mantras To Empower More Women In Your Life

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Style

"You are beautiful in your own way."

After Nearly 20 Years, I've Realized There's No Such Thing As 'Bad' Hair

Kayla Greaves | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Style
Kayla Greaves

When it comes to black people, our hair, just like our skin tones, aren't a one type fits all kind of deal. And for far too long, in both our homes and in our communities, we've allowed hair discrimination to affect ourselves, and our future generations in more harmful ways than we think.

Victoria's Secret? Everything's A Lie, Reveals Former Photoshopper

The Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Style

Those gravity-defying boobs aren't so mysterious anymore.

Leslie Jones And The Crime Of Shattering Male Expectations

Marcia Sirota | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

The fact that Ms. Jones loves herself -- the fact of her obvious confidence and the ease with which she speaks her mind -- well, that's an awful affront to the misogynists who expect a "woman like her," i.e. "not pretty enough" or light-skinned enough (in their tiny minds) to stay in the background with her mouth firmly shut.

Society Sees Me Differently When I Straighten My Hair | Posted 04.16.2017 | Canada Style

For the six months that I wore my hair curly, I felt confident. I felt like I had been a one-girl revolution who walked with purpose, making a statement with every step. But when I wore my hair straight, I felt safe. What's the difference?

Here's What The Ideal Man Looks Like In 19 Different Countries

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Style

Proving perceptions of beauty around the world do, indeed, vary.

Fashion's 'In-Betweeners' Deserve Some Recognition, Too

The Huffington Post Canada | Amanda Montgomery | Posted 02.12.2016 | Canada Style

They are the women who wear around sizes 10 through 16 who feel pressured to fit into either end of the spectrum, but are trying to find their own place in the industry.

Curvy Women From Around The World To Follow On Instagram

The Huffington Post Canada | Amanda Montgomery | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Style

These women are redefining each of their country's beauty standards.

This Powerful Vid Shows What 100 Years Of Beauty Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Style

It's time for a realistic view into "100 years" of beauty.

Let's Stop Body Shaming Skinny Girls

Heather Magee | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Living
Heather Magee

I have a beautiful network of girlfriends, each unique in her shape, size and sex appeal. Some of them are naturally thin. Some of them are incredibly fit. Some of them even struggle to put weight on. Does that mean they deserve a little public jeering because they don't struggle to maintain a certain dress size?

This Topshop Mannequin Is Making People Angry

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 07.29.2015 | Canada Style

"I'm calling you out Topshop, on your lack of concern for a generation of extremely body conscious youth."

Teen With Rare Condition Challenges Beauty Standards

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Style

Such an inspiring and beautiful young woman!

Sudanese Model Is Tired Of Apologizing For Her 'Blackness'

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Style

"It's time you people get your sh*t right when it comes to our complexion!"

Meet The Aspiring Model Looking To Redefine Beauty Standards

The Huffington Post Canada | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Style

Madeline Stuart won't let Down syndrome define her.

WATCH: Women's Makeup Through History

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Style

Makeup has come a long way through the years -- and we're not just talking about formulas. Makeup looks and beauty standards have greatly changed ...

This Thigh Gap Commercial Is Genius

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Style

No thigh gap? No problem! Now the most sought-after trend is coming to a store near you! In a genius ad made by comedy group JustBoobs, the ridic...

Beauty Ads With A Brutally Honest Message

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Style

It's a message that has been ingrained in the heads of women around North America: you don't look good enough. Yet. But a fearless new campaign is ...

Heroines of Literature and Film, You Don't Have to Be Pretty!

Anne Theriault | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada Living
Anne Theriault

From Katniss Everdeen, to Bella Swan, to Hermione Granger, to Mia Thermopolis, it seems like just about every heroine needs some convincing to realize how beautiful they are. Because, of course, they are beautiful -- though often the character requires a makeover before she herself and the world around her (except, of course, for that One Special Boy Who Always Knew) realize her true beauty. The message that we get over and over is that beauty, even hidden beauty, is somehow part and parcel of being an exceptional, successful young woman.