A New York Times Critic Body-Shamed a Broadway Actress, and Fans Are Not Happy

The spirit of musical theater has always been one of acceptance, a place where people from all walks of life can come together and enjoy. Which is why many are calling out a New York Times theater critic who body-shamed talented theater actress Alysha Umphress in a recent review. In her review for the Off-Broadway […]

These Influencers Are Posing in Swimsuits That Show Off Their Scars and Cellulite—and It’s the Message We Need for Summer

With summer in full swing, a lot of us are still on the hunt for the perfect swimsuit. But even when we find a suit we think is flattering, we're not always confident wearing it on the beach, at the pool, or even in our own backyards—afraid that it doesn't conceal what we view as our body […]

Tess Holliday’s Son Hopped in Her Bathtub While She Was Trying to Get Some Self-Care Time—and Her Reaction Is Priceless

Tess Holliday has earned lots of fans as a model and body positive activist who speaks her mind when it comes to beauty standards and body peace. But she's also a mom, and she's just as unfiltered when she comments on the joy and chaos of motherhood. Her latest so-relatable share is her new Instagram post. Holliday wrote that she […]

This Influencer Just Showed How Different Reality and Social Media Are—by Pulling Down Her Pants

Need more proof that the so-called "real" images you see on social media show anything but reality? Look no further than a before-and-after Instagram post from Monday by psychologist and influencer Stacey Lee. "Instagram is a place where we see people's best selves," wrote Lee, who has struggled with disordered eating. "People don't like to freely share […]

How Emily Skye Overcame Body Image Issues and Learned to Love Her Body Even More After Childbirth

Emily Skye is a body positivity icon. She doesn’t shy away from showing off her loose skin and stretch marks since giving birth to her 6-month-old daughter Mia. In fact, she tells Health she doesn’t even think of them as flaws that need fixing. “I just have so much more respect and appreciation for what my […]

This Woman Felt ‘Electric Shocks’ in Her Legs. It Turned Out She Had a Parasite in Her Spine

A 35-year-old French woman went to the emergency room after feeling "electric shocks" in her legs. For months, she had been experiencing worsening symptoms, which made it difficult to ride her horse and had caused repeated falls. But at the hospital, she got an answer she probably wasn't expecting. Doctors at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire […]

This Underwear Model Posing in a Wheelchair Is Breaking Stereotypes and We Couldn’t Be Happier

Aerie has done it again. While looking at their latest rollout of products on American Eagle’s site, 20-year-old Abby Sams noticed a familiar face—her own. In a tweet that has since gone viral, Sams shared the news. RELATED: These 13 Women Prove Every Body Is a Bikini Body “@Aerie just sneakily released some of my […]

A Shark Took a Bite Out of This Instagram Model’s Arm While She Was Posing for a Beach Shot in the Bahamas

Doing it for the ‘gram can have serious consequences. One Instagram model learned this the hard way while on vacation in the Bahamas—and had a shark chomp down on her arm while she was posing for photos in the water.  It happened when 19-year-old Katarina Zarutskie waded into the ocean in an area rife with nurse sharks. As […]

‘Barbie Feet’ Is the Latest Disturbing Body Trend Sweeping Instagram—Here’s How Dangerous It Can Be

Thigh gaps, thighbrows, Toblerone tunnels — now #Barbiefeet is the latest body trend sweeping Instagram. Many social media influencers and celebrities position their feet in the same way in photos: they point them out and down like Barbie’s permanently-molded high-heel feet. The trend can be seen in a growing number of Instagram photos that include the hashtag “barbiefeet.” […]