When Megan Naramore Harris took her daughter, Lexi, shopping for formal dresses at a Wichita, Kansas mall she was expecting to have a great mother-daughter bonding day. What she wasn’t expecting was for a sales associate to body shame her daughter and to end up on Facebook turning it into a lesson on acceptance.
While shopping at Dillard’s in the Towne East Mall, Megan spotted a dress that wasn’t quite her daughter’s style but she wanted to see Lexi try … Keep Reading!!!
After years of self-esteem and body issues, Demi Lovato chose to pose nude for Vanity Fair only if her three rules were agreed to by the photographer:
No Makeup. No Clothes. No Retouching.
It’s so refreshing to see a celebrity do a fully natural, completely raw photoshoot. It is wonderful to see it from someone who has been so openy about her own body image issues in the past. It was just five years ago that Demi entered rehab to … Keep Reading!!!
Buzzfeed loves vaginas, and we love them for it. This time they issued a challenge to six women.
Describe your vagina to a sketch artist
Awkwardly pick out your own vagina from the vagina wall.
Of course, these are actually vulvas but “vagina line-up” is more fun to say.… Keep Reading!!!
In West Philadelphia born and raised this weather-woman owns those who body shame.
I couldn’t resist, but the only part I know for sure is true about that is that Philadelphia based meteorologist, and mom to be, Katie Fehlinger had an epic response to body shamers.
Katie is 35 weeks pregnant with twin girls and still working (and bless her for that!! I couldn’t even get off the couch or get dressed at 35 weeks with the twins). Who better … Keep Reading!!!
Images and text by Ryan Anderson Bell.
“My body is weird now…” Lynette said during our first pregnancy.
I ticked through the usual replies…
“You’re so beautiful.”
“Honey, you’re creating life. It’s amazing!”
“Your body is a wonderland.” Actually, I’d never say that.
Only the biggest douchebag in the universe would ever say that.
Now that we are in our second pregnancy I realize that I missed a HUGE part of the discussion. I should have pointed … Keep Reading!!!
Katie Makkai- Pretty
I think this generation has their work cut out for them. We need to figure out how to appreciate aesthetics and physical beauty, while not having it define us. As Katie beautifully points out, when we start allowing our self-worth to be defined by our outward appearance (or teach that to our children, male or female) the positive aspects of beauty completely vanish.
I believe the more we teach our children, and personally embrace the differences beauty … Keep Reading!!!