Body Image.

Are You Seriously Mocking Asian Eyes, Gigi Hadid?

Isabelle Khoo | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Living
Isabelle Khoo

In the now-deleted clip, Gigi is seen squinting her eyes as she holds a Buddha-shaped cookie up to her face. While this type of joke is often seen as innocent, this little stunt is actually mocking the physical features of an entire race - and it's not OK. It's racist and it's ignorant.

5 Ways To Promote A Healthy Body Image For Boys

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Parents

Share stories of men who are famous for their achievements, not their muscles.

The Men And Women Who Taught Us To Love Ourselves In 2016

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Style

It was the year we learned to celebrating all the things we love about our body.

Choose Joy By Choosing To Exercise

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I stay on my fitness horse by reminding myself that movement is a privilege and that the future Me will ALWAYS be happier if I move. The understanding that exercise positively affects my mood has informed my entire fitness philosophy. In fact, improving my mood is typically the primary reason I train.

What Parents Need To Know About Kids And Body Image

Dax Hamman | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Parents
Dax Hamman

Instead of enjoying the carefree innocence of childhood, many kids these days are fixated on how they look, comparing themselves to celebrities, models, and other unrealistic ideals. As parents, it's our responsibility to help our kids navigate the tricky landscape of body image with their self esteem and perspective intact.

Shame, Diets And My Eating Disorder

Marta Michalek | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Living
Marta Michalek

This yo-yo or extreme dieting may be seen as harmless or even vain but we must recognize it stems from a very dangerous place. Negative body image is the negative self-perception of your body. It is often accompanied by shame; the unworthiness we feel due to our flaws. This combination of negative body image and shame is what leads us to take desperate measures with our bodies.

Trump Win Proves You Can't Be 'Your Own Kind' Of Feminist

Tara K. Reed | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living
Tara K. Reed

After the U.S. election, I wanted to call myself a feminist. Especially as friends wept about the uncertain (and certain) future of a Trump America. Still, I can't. Because feminism is hiding too many racists and bigots. People who hear "Be your own kind of feminist" and place emphasis on "your own kind."

You Need To Love Yourself

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Gerlock

Pushing yourself and trying new things are all part of the weight loss transformation journey. It is all about the journey, never the destination. I now know that I can always work on certain aspects in my life and still continue to love myself. Whether it is trying new workouts or meditating, I will always be developing into a better person.

With Blunt Immigrant Parents, You Don't Always Feel Beautiful

The Huffington Post Canada Editors | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Style

This leads to confusion, exclusion and sometimes, not feeling attractive.

Artist Creates Dress Covered In Insults About Her Appearance

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Style

She hopes the dress will help people learn to accept their bodies and be who they are.

The Dos And Don'ts Of Supporting A Loved One On Their Health Journey

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Adopting a healthier lifestyle is an active process; no one can force anyone else -- no matter how much they love them -- to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Your loved one has to be at least interested in having the "health conversation." Health is a process, and in order for long-term changes to occur, the person must want to -- and be ready to -- be part of the process... The million-dollar question becomes, how do you support a loved one's journey to become fit, without them feeling judged, belittled, and criticized?

Miss Italy Contestant Responds To Ruthless Body-Shaming Critics

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Style

"I embrace my curves at 360 degrees, and I'm never ashamed of them."

Body Positive Fashion Can Only Work If We All Come Together

Tia Duffy | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Style
Tia Duffy

Body positive campaigns are essential for progression within the fashion community and media. Why? Because they remind us to love our bodies. They remind us the "perfect body" is a hoax. Having been exposed to the harsh realities of the media and modelling from a young age, I think it is imperative to influence teenagers/women/men to love their bodies as they are without changing them.

A Positive Mindset Helped Me Lose Over Half My Body Weight

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Living
Jessica Gerlock

I was verbally bullied about my weight throughout school. The weight started increasing exponentially while I was in high school. That is when it started impacting my moods and the way I looked at life... I did not want to be around my friends and I started isolating myself. I became physically sick with stomach problems, mentally sick and looked down upon myself. I hit rock bottom.

How To Get Healthy (And Stay That Way)

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

We all know the benefits of working out and eating well, but when it comes to our health, knowing and doing -- especially doing over the long-term -- are two very different things! Sure, most of us can be dedicated for a few days -- sometimes a few months -- but long-term change is a whole other ballgame.

Make Health Decisions As If You Were Making Them For A Loved One

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathleen Trotter

Get rid of your destructive internal dialogue. You wouldn't let your best friend or child talk badly about their body and self-worth; why is it okay for you to berate yourself? Obviously be honest. Don't tell yourself you are making healthy choices if you're not, but don't metaphorically flog yourself with unproductive self-hate.

Bye Thigh Gap, #MermaidThighs Are Making A Splash On Social Media

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 08.23.2016 | Canada Style

The body-positive answer to the thigh gap.

Growing Up As A Brown Girl, I Was Used To Being Called ‘Fat'

Arti Patel | Posted 09.11.2016 | Canada Style
Arti Patel

In seventh grade, I took a family trip to India and my weight was the hot topic. Family members I hadn't seen in years commented on how "fat" I had become; and when I walked into stores to buy sarees or lenghas, store owners told my mom it wouldn't look good on me or fit. It was blunt, but it was normal.

Five Olympians Open Up About Body Confidence

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Living

Everyone has body issues.

Five Ways We Can Change The Way Women Feel About Their Bodies

Posted 08.16.2016 | Canada Living

Five ways we can combat gender discrimination as told through activists and community members who endeavor to change the conversation one social post at a time.

Tessa Virtue Is Sick Of Being Told She's Too Fat And Not Good Enough

Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Living

Olympic champion, Tessa Virtue, opens up about media's treatment of female athletes.

My Post-Baby Body Doesn't Feel Like It Belongs To Me

Vedavati M. | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Parents
Vedavati M.

I love the child it bore. I am fascinated by everything it did for my baby when she was within and when she came out. I am still amazed by how much weight my knees bore in the last trimester and how heavy a load my arms can bear now. I am in awe of this body. But I don't love being in it.

Jennifer Aniston's Blog Only Addresses The Tip Of The Iceberg

Renae Regehr | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
Renae Regehr

While the focus on loosening the ironclad corset and giving breathing room for diverse bodies to be loved and appreciated is a big step in the right direction, something is still fundamentally missing in our well-intentioned conquest to develop a positive body image.

Moms May Have The Biggest Influence On A Daughter's Body Image

Linda Maslechko | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada Parents
Linda Maslechko

A mother has gone through two of the most difficult stages in life that require coping with body image, being a tween girl and becoming a mother, both of which involve extraordinary physical changes. So it's not surprising that when it comes to raising a daughter, these very personal experiences are something that a mother draws on, consciously or subconsciously, and that may impact her daughter, starting from a very young age.

Beautiful And Brainy: 6 Inspiring Women

Posted 07.09.2016 | Canada Living

Seven women who are embracing their own unique beauty and proving that behind their "pretty faces" is a powerful, intelligent, person.