Body Image.

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 07.11.2016 | 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.

Woman Told To 'Rethink The Shorts' Has A Powerful Response

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Style

"Plus sized doesn't mean ugly or undesirable or untalented or uncoordinated or LESS. THAN. HUMAN."

Cybernetics Will Alter Our Understanding Of Transgender Rights

Brett Caron | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Living
Brett Caron

The penultimate upgrade for humanity would be a perfect synthesis of human and machine -- superior to an entirely biological human, but possessing the same mind in this new hybridized frame. So what does this have to do with transgender people?

How To Lose Weight, Dignity, And Money All At Once

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

This month, The FDA approved a device that promises quick weight loss in minimal time and it has many physicians furious. The device is called AspireAssist and it's appalling. a tube is surgically implanted into the patients stomach using a port valve, which is an opening just above the belly button that can be opened or closed to drain food. Let's discuss the implications of all this.

How Fashion Fuels (And Fights) Harmful Body Ideals For Gay Men

The Huffington Post Canada | Philip Mak | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Style

"An uncomfortable truth is gay men are socialized by the media to view one kind of man attractive — and fashion plays a big role in that."

This Summer, Let's Embrace Our Swimsuit Bodies As They Are

Amy Gibson | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Style
Amy Gibson

This summer, don't compare yourself to the spray tanned, filtered, posed, air brushed celebrity pics on Instagram and in the media. In fact, don't compare yourself to anyone. Love your body, as it is now. As it looks now. Don't hide behind cover ups and over-sized T-shirts. Be proud of your body. Love your body, as it is now. As it looks now.

I Am A Fat, Gay Man – And I Finally Love My Body

Frank Colosimo | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Frank Colosimo

I crushed on guys who were "out of my league." I saw others get attention while I was ignored or rejected. I felt bad about my body, which was mostly fat, with little or no visible muscle. My face was pretty and my mannerisms were soft, leaving me pretty low in the hierarchy. So I took action.

Arti Patel

How To Love Every Single Part Of Your Body, Even When It's Tough

HuffingtonPost.com | Arti Patel | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Living

Just know that you can learn how to love yourself.

Sharing My Story On #WorldEatingDisordersDay

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Living
Sandy Kiaizadeh

By and large, we live in a diet-obsessed society, so my health nuttiness went unnoticed. Plus, like most individuals with eating disorders, I was a master at hiding all this dysfunctional behaviour for many years. I was also incredibly successful at outwardly presenting a well put-together front when facing the world. I had been a model student, a star employee, a good friend and doting auntie to my young nephews. Until it all came crashing down on me.

Ladies, Skip The 'Fat Talk' With A Dose Of Self-Compassion

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

When women get together and have a "fat talk," their feelings of guilt and failure become ever more aggravated, and it gets even harder to overcome obstacles. Being compassionate with oneself and others means to realize that suffering, failure and imperfection are part of our shared human experience

Body Positivity Makes The World A Better And Healthier Place

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Many of us think that hating our bodies can motivate us to change and become healthier, but this mentality can actually produce the opposite effect. This weight-focused approach can lead to short-term weight loss, but most people have trouble maintaining these results and do not necessarily improve their long-term health.

I've Learned To Make Peace With My Body - Sort Of

Maria Calleja | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Living
Maria Calleja

I considered my own body issues again recently when I read about Amy Schumer's last sketch where she is trying to buy larger sized clothes at the store. The clerk is alarmed and she is ushered out into a cow pasture where Lena Dunham was sent months earlier when she too asked for a larger size.