Women Body Image

Celebrating the Rise of Disability and Body Acceptance in Media and Beyond

Jacki Andre | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

People with disabilities are often judged as broken, incomplete, or lacking. Because of this, their bodies are not considered beautiful. Surrounded by these negative and dismissive attitudes towards the disabled body, it is a joy to watch fledgling movements take flight, which portray disabled bodies in more positive light.

This Is The Exact Problem With Women's Body Image Issues

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 01.15.2015 | Canada Living

When told that men desire full-bodied, voluptuous figures, women felt better about their own weight, say researchers at Southern Methodist University ...

Advice on Minimizing Health Risks From a Breast Cancer Survivor

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Fighting cancer can teach you things about yourself. Theresa gained a new appreciation and understanding of her body and her health. Being diagnosed with breast cancer put things into perspective. She learned not to sweat the small things and how important it is to live life to its fullest.

This Thigh Gap Commercial Is Genius

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Style

No thigh gap? No problem! Now the most sought-after trend is coming to a store near you! In a genius ad made by comedy group JustBoobs, the ridic...

Hey Chip, Stop Selling Us Sex and Calling it Health

Devon Murphy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Devon Murphy

If Lululemon founder Chip Wilson truly believed that "Friends are more important than money" -- one of the many points of the athletic-wear brand's "manifesto" -- he probably wouldn't have alienated so many of his customers with his recent comments. My real problem with the whole thing is the fact that Lululemon's brand is based on healthy living and self-empowerment, and that's not something that only comes in sizes 1-3-5.

Why I Never Felt Beautiful and Now I Do

Natalie Karneef | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living
Natalie Karneef

One thousand people could tell you you're beautiful and you'd never believe it. That it's like the difference For the first time, you understand that it won't come from lists of affirmations, or ashtanga yoga, or expensive makeup. It will only come from your heart. And it never has.

Even Celebs Fight the Body-Image Battle, so Why Judge?

masalamommas | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Living

Lately I've been thinking a lot about how people in general (and women themselves) judge each other based on body image. I've read various posts that are saying that Jessica Alba is a horrible role model for new mothers, and is pressuring moms to lose weight fast -- I disagree. Reading statements like that online break my heart, because women and especially moms should play on the same team.

How To Flatter Your Figure With Shapewear

TheKit.ca | Marissa Stapley Ponikowski | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Style

Shapewear in general seems, at first glace, to be a one-minute miracle. Can I drop a dress size? Sure! Will you make me as bootylicious as Beyonce?...

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.