Body Positive

What I Hate The Most About My Fat Body

Jodie Layne | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living
Jodie Layne

I am learning to love myself, but sometimes it's not enough. All the love I can give myself can't cancel out the hate that people have for fat bodies. If we want to be real about changing the way that beauty is portrayed and what bodies are considered good, then everyone has to do the heavy lifting to normalize marginalized bodies together.

These Inspiring Women Rock Their Visible Belly Outlines With Pride

The Huffington Post Canada | Amanda Montgomery | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Style

"Embracing all of our bumps and curves is a beautiful thing."

B.C. Man's 'Dudeoir' Underwear Gag Leads To Modelling Job

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"This has actually improved my self esteem.''

Customizable Clothing Line Launches #FitForEveryBody Campaign

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Style

Because we ALL struggle when it comes to fitting.

Curvy Babes Show Us How To Rock Pastels For Spring

The Huffington Post Canada | Amanda Montgomery | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Style

Rock a pastel palette this spring no matter your shape or size!

Meet The Women Leading The Body Positivity Movement

The Huffington Post Canada | Amanda Montgomery | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Style

Sixteen women talk about the emotional effects of being plus size, their history with confidence issues, their thoughts on body positivity, as well as their incredible journeys to self-love and acceptance.

Style Rules Curvy Women Should Break

The Huffington Post Canada | Amanda Montgomery | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Style

Some rules are just meant to be broken.

How I Overcame My Fear Of Dancing In Fishnets

BrazenWoman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Living

I do know that my weight is not an indicator of health, fitness -- or anything else other than how much I weigh. I know that I am not defined by my cellulite, expanding midriff, or any other body parts that don't wow me. And yet here I am, wishing that I wasn't mentally dragged down by my extra pounds.

Canadian Lingerie Company Encourages Women To Love Every Freckle, Curve And Scar

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Style

"I love these stretch marks because they're a reminder of giving birth to two beautiful, wonderful girls."

#ThisIsPlus Calls For Diversity In Plus-Size Advertising

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Style

"Let's show the industry that plus size is more than their hourglass tall and flat-bellied size 16s."

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!

Instagram Account Proves All Legs Are Beautiful

The Huffington Post Canada | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada Style

With or without thigh gaps.

This UK Retailer Wants To Prove #StyleHasNoSize

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Style

Because body confidence is the best accessory.

One Woman's Quest To #EmpowerALLBodies

The Huffington Post Canada | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 04.24.2015 | Canada Style

The campaign puts the spotlight on women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and colours, proving that all bodies are beautiful.

Meet the Body Positive Blogger Working to Dispel Weight Loss Myths

Alison Tedford | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living
Alison Tedford

Michele Burmaster of Disrupt Your Diet is a body positive blogger, an entrepreneur and an international role model in the fitness industry. She strives to change the fitness industry, while Disrupt Your Diet spreads the scientific evidence based truth about weight loss and fitness.

How to Deweaponize Your Bathroom Scale

Alison Tedford | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Living
Alison Tedford

My scale was deweaponized, bedazzled and a thing of beauty, finally. I was using it for the wrong thing -- to reflect my worth as a person. I turned it into wall art so that it finally reflects me, but on the inside. Sparkly. Sassy. Fun. Pretty. Glittery. Girly. Expressive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.