Body Positive

WATCH: Personal Trainer Thinks There Are Benefits To Being Fat

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Living

When personal trainer Kelly Coffey wrote a blog post entitled "What I Miss About Being 300 Pounds," she did so as a way to remind clients that no matt...

How My Tattoo Made Me More Body Positive

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I was a cutter for about 10 years of my life. I wasn't ever going to get a tattoo. I didn't think they were for me. However, I realized sometime last year that I've already marked myself with permanency. And choices I made when I was at my lowest are not the permanent marks I want to carry with me the rest of my life.

Why I Kicked My Scale to the Curb

BeauCoo | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Living
BeauCoo

My scale and I have always had a love-hate relationship. The day I kicked my scale to the curb was a day I felt a huge weight lifted from my shoulders. Here's the thing about scales. They are sneaky and full of trickery. They can't always be trusted. Here are five signs you need to reconsider your relationship with your scale.

Body Positive Style Guide: Inspiration For All Shapes & Sizes

BeauCoo | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Style
BeauCoo

Whether you're trying to find the perfect little black dress for your petite or fuller frame, attempting to harness a little positivity in your new pregnant body, or just looking for more ways to be body positive this year -- we're always happy to help!

Staying Body Positive When Pregnant

BeauCoo | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Living
BeauCoo

Pregnancy is not easy. It can be exhausting, disgusting, boring and a pain-in-the-ass. But what it should not be is a phase in your life to feel down on how you look. YOU are beautiful no matter what. Whether my words mean anything or not, you are in the process of creating something phenomenal: another life.

In Praise of Petite (and Powerful) Women

BeauCoo | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Style
BeauCoo

Flip through any fashion magazine, or tune into any makeover show and you will hear advice on how to make yourself look taller. But the fashion world still isn't celebrating our petite sisters. From fashion week to the red carpet, there was a distinct lack of women under 5'4".

Seven Ways To Be More Body Positive In 2013

BeauCoo | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Style
BeauCoo

There's a new hashtag in town this year -- it's #BoPo and it represents all things body positive! While staying in shape, eating a well-balanced diet and being healthy are important, they shouldn't define us. This year we challenge you to be more #BoPo in the ways that matter most.

Will We Ever See a Curvy Woman on Victoria's Secret's Runway?

BeauCoo | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada Style
BeauCoo

What holiday would be complete without the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show? I'll be honest, I caught a glimpse of the show. It pained me to think of the negative thoughts it provoked in its female viewership. Would we as women feel more empowered and positive about our own body image if the models varied in sizes? And I'm not referring to a size 0 to size 4.