I Didn’t See Women My Size on the Internet—So I Decided to Change That

  This profile is part of Health’s #RealLifeStrong series, where we are celebrating women who represent strength, resilience, and grace. Three years ago when Katie Sturino launched her blog, her goal was to provide fashion inspiration for women with similar body types to hers. The 12ish Style struck a chord: Today, Sturino has 225,000 followers on Instagram (if you haven't seen her #SupersizeTheLook posts, you need […]

The ‘Split-Second Decision’ That Changed an Abuse Survivor’s Life & Helped Her Start to Heal

Marianna Mazzeo, then 14, was keeping a painful secret that was growing more and more difficult to hide. “I wanted to die,” she says. “But I didn’t think it was normal for a person in middle school to want to die.” Mazzeo, now 20, says she was sexually abused by her uncle from the ages […]

Tess Holliday Slams Retailer Revolve for Selling ‘Being Fat Is Not Beautiful’ Sweatshirt

Body positive model Tess Holliday called out online retailer Revolve for selling what many are deeming a  fat-shaming sweatshirt. The model, 33, captured a screenshot of the piece before the site seemingly took it down and tweeted it out for her fans to see. “LOLLLLL @REVOLVE y’all are a mess,” Holliday wrote. The cropped sweatshirt, […]

Nail Salon Apologizes After Denying Service to Woman Because She Weighs Over 250 Lbs.

A South Carolina nail salon is making amends after they turned away a woman because she weighed over 250 lbs. Amanda Wolfenbarger went to Nail Spa in Conway, South Carolina for a pedicure, and said a man took her over to a chair and had her soak her feet for ten minutes before returning and […]

Is Your Doctor Gaslighting You? Here’s What to Do

Four years ago, Deborah J. Cohan went to her primary-care doctor with excruciating pain throughout her midsection. “I wasn't able to stand up straight. Eating and going to the bathroom were uncomfortable,” Cohan, who lives in South Carolina, tells Health. She had a hunch it was gynecological, but her doctor dismissed the idea. Declaring it […]

Tess Holliday Revealed the Most Real Thing About ‘Me Time’ as a Parent

Tess Holliday doesn’t hold anything back when promoting body positivity and shutting down unrealistic beauty standards. And she’s equally honest when it comes to the ups and downs of being mom to a toddler—which she recently showed us in the most relatable Instagram post featuring her adorable young son, Bowie. RELATED: Tess Holliday's Son Hopped […]

Influencer Who Candidly Documented Her Battle With Cystic Fibrosis on Instagram Dies at Age 21

One week after receiving her newly transplanted lungs, Claire Wineland took her final breath. The YouTube star, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth, died Sunday night at the age of 21. It was announced Monday that Claire suffered a massive stroke on Aug 26 after the nine-hour transplant surgery. The inspirational star’s family […]

Jenna Jameson Shares the Most Relatable Thing About Self-Care Since Getting Sober and Becoming a Mom

Have you noticed your definition of self-care changes as you age? Maybe a few years ago, me time involved a tub of ice cream and your favorite TV show, but now it looks like an acai bowl after your go-to yoga class. Jenna Jameson says her definition of self-care has certainly evolved, especially since becoming a […]

This NFL Player Was Diagnosed With Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Here’s What That Means

Yesterday on Twitter, Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Travis Frederick revealed that he’s been diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Guillain-Barré syndrome. The 27-year-old NFL player shared a statement detailing a weeks-long “examination and discovery process.” In the previous 48 hours, he wrote, he had undergone two treatments for the condition. Frederick hasn’t missed a football game in the […]