This year, women took a big stand against body shaming. At every turn, it seemed there was someone flipping the switch on Photoshop scandals or coming out with a serious statement about body love encouraging others to do the same. Some did it to set an example for their daughters; some did it for themselves to finally say we're not the size of our pants.Read Full Story
Before becoming pregnant, I had always been fairly conscious of my body. Blame it on growing up in the '80s when diet fads became popular, or holdovers from an awkward puberty. I was always unsure of my small breasts and big thighs, and would choose larger-sized clothes to cover both aspects up. But once I became pregnant and then eventually gave birth? My whole relationship with my body changed.Read Full Story
When I first read the New York Times article about Viola Davis where the writer called her "less classically beautiful" in comparison to Kerry Washington, who has lighter skin and straight hair, I was pissed and offended. I have dark skin and natural hair like Viola Davis, so what does that make me?Read Full Story
Unless you're a psychic or have X-ray vision, you can't tell how healthy someone is just by looking at them. This holds especially true for thin people. You may assume you are fine, but just because your weight is in the healthy range doesn't mean you are.Read Full Story
Body hair: We all have it, but some of us just have a more inconvenient strain than others. The absolute worst strain known to womankind is the pale arm/dark arm hair combo (of course, I could just be projecting). But seriously, it's as if the trials and tribulations of having dark arm hair know no bounds:Read Full Story
Even the most vigilant waxers/shavers, those of us who will not stand for a single pubic hair to plant its unwanted flag on our nether regions, experience the nightmare that is three days post-wax/shave: the day when we wake up and find a red, bumpy road of ingrown hairs and pimples have threatened our well-paved skin. The injustice is maddening. We put ourselves through painful torture and spend big bucks to get rid of body hair, only to then deal with a bikini line that looks like it is stuck in perpetual puberty. Never fear, the "vagina facial" spa treatment is here and will make your vagina look as fresh and pretty as a daisy.Read Full Story
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