Women and Body Image

Why It's Getting Harder For Women To Love Their Bodies

Trina Read | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Trina Read

There is definitely a disconnect between love-your-body theory and reality. Women nod their heads sagely having heard all this information before, then look at themselves in the mirror and go back into the same negative self-talk. And sadly from my standpoint, women's body image has only gotten worse over the last 10 years.

Why Our Petition Against Lululemon Is Better Than a Boycott

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 02.07.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

The focus of our petition is less about hurting Lululemon and more about helping women. Our goal isn't about bringing Lululemon down, or forcing them to sell merchandise they don't want to, it's about starting a conversation that will open the eyes and minds of so many people who insist on judging a person's level of health by their weight.

We're Raising Girls Who Hate Their Bodies

Sandra Hawken Diaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Hawken Diaz

Every day, our daughters are bombarded with lies. Ask any parent what they want most for their kids. The fallout from these lies is all around us. We are raising a generation of girls who hate their bodies and therefore hate themselves. Chances are, they'll say "For them to be healthy and happy." A girl who hates her body is neither.

I'll Never Be a Facebook Hottie...And I'm OK With That!

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Sylvia Forrest

My wish for those who truly desire a six-pack is that they achieve it. My wish for those who can never achieve it is that they stop caring. Certainly there are other worthwhile goals out there, and other paths to happiness and fulfilment.

Dear Mom, Believe Me When I Say You're Beautiful

Eternity E Martis | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada Living
Eternity E Martis

My mother came out of the clothing store change room wearing a long-sleeved pink sweatshirt. When she came out, smiling at me, I could tell she felt confident. Her smile vanished the second she saw herself. "I look fat." It's a difficult feeling to describe, when you see your mother so wounded by her own reflection.

Why I Make Porn With "Real" People

Erika Lust | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Living
Erika Lust

So I've found my home in the indie erotic film movement because it reflects my own value that anyone and everyone can and should feel sexy. We are all beautiful, just as Dove says, and we are also all sexual -- so why should sexiness be relegated to a single type? I don't buy it, and this is thanks to a great extent to my career in the adult industry.

Ladies, Stop Obsessing Over Your Butts

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Living
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Google women such as Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce and see if you don't find multiple articles or comments about their fabulous behinds. If these celebrities get so much positive attention about their ample rear ends, why is it that many women still struggle with the size of their butt?

A Petite-Exclusive Line That's Just Right

Cynthia Cheng Mintz | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Style
Cynthia Cheng Mintz

Petite sizes, especially petite-exclusive collections, while growing, are hard to come by. Often seen as something for a very mature market, many petite women avoid them like the plague. However, things are changing, especially with Jeetly, the newest entry to the petite-exclusive market.

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.

Plus-Size Fashion Shouldn't Lack Style

Cynthia Cheng Mintz | Posted 01.06.2013 | Canada Style
Cynthia Cheng Mintz

The lack of "style" was definitely the case with Allistyle. If this had been a non-specialty size collection, it probably wouldn't have even been shown at World MasterCard Fashion Week as is, unless the designer was already well known to those who are familiar with the Canadian fashion industry (e.g. Joe Fresh).

Get Your Mojo Going With Chinese Medicine

Melissa Ramos | Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada Living
Melissa Ramos

Overwhelmed by body image concerns which instantly killed my mojo, I wondered: is there a way to feel sexy and more secure behind closed doors and can we do it with a little help from food?

The Demystification of Glamour: How Working in Fashion Made Me Love My Body

Gail McInnes | Posted 10.19.2011 | Canada
Gail McInnes

Who would have thought being surrounded by hundreds of beautifully, purportedly perfect human specimens would have made me love my body? My image-obsessed 17-year-old self would never have thought so.