For those of us who have been plus-size from a very young age, the discussion on our bodies (and of other people's opinions of them) that was started by "Real Women Have Curves" hit close to home.
Posing in a red bikini on a holiday hilltop, Davina McCall showed that women can wear anything at any age. McCall is just one of a growing number of women celebrating their bodies.
She was given a gym membership at age 9 and forced to wear maternity clothes by 13. Now, plus-size model and activist Natalie Hage takes us on her journey of becoming a role model for curvy women nationwide, with the introduction of her original Yahoo series, "Curves Ahead."
A body-postive model has posted an empowering photo of her cellulite on Instagram in an effort to encourage women to love their bodies. SEE ALSO: Women destroy body-shamer's tweet in most empowering way Model Sophie Turner posted an image of herself taken from a photo shoot, expressing how it made her feel "angry" to see her cellulite. "It was on my mind but why should it? I am more than cellulite, I am more than the belly rolls, and the back fat, and cellulite is normal!!" she wrote. A post shared by S O P H I E T U R N E R (@sophieeturner) on Sep 26, 2017 at 8:51am PDT Turner wrote that "it's natural for us ladies" to have cellulite, and "we need to stop seeing it as disgusting or ugly." "I’ve had cellulite since I was about 12 which is normal. After living with something for a decade it’s all a part of being me," she added. Love the skin you’re in ❤️ #nophotoshop #noretouchingneeded #nofilterneeded A post shared by S O P H I E T U R N E R (@sophieeturner) on Sep 25, 2017 at 9:35am PDT But, she says she's "still learning to love" her cellulite and "not hate it." "It’s a slow road to self love but it’s the best thing you can do for your confidence and mental health," she continued. WATCH: Why you probably, definitely shouldn't buy into this beauty trend
Nia Jax reveals that her famous cousin, Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, had body image issues himself in Hollywood.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Modern Family star recalls growing up with a stage mom, feeling sexualized at a young age and why she decided to go to college.
Not too far in the past, there was no positive representation of plus-size bodies anywhere, plus-size fashion was basically nonexistent (and if it did exist, it was mediocre at best), and the term itself was almost said in a whisper.
At theCurvyCon 2017, retail executives answered shopper questions about the plus-size market and what they're doing to solve its biggest issues.
This is your livestream of The CURVYcon 2017. Tune in for the Dia&Con fashion show from 6-7 pm on Friday, September 8 and for a day of insightful panels — one starring Chrissy Metz — and previews from 9:45am to 4pm on Saturday, September 9th.
The body-positive, curve-embracing event called theCURVYcon is in NYC on Sept. 8-9, bringing designers, fitness experiences, influencers, and speakers to town.
"I kind of realized the thing that was holding me back was me," she says. "That's when my personal motto became 'don't wait on your weight to live the life you want.'" CeCe theCURVYcon takes place on Sept. 8th and 9th and will be live streamed exclusively on Yahoo Style.
Emme, a former news reporter and the first mainstream plus-size supermodel in the 1990s, referred to herself as “the windshield of the full-figured industry, where you’re going 100 mph and all the bugs get stuck to it.”
Massy Arias is fitness influence, showing her 2.3 million Instagram followers how to embrace their bodies and approach fitness from a functional perspective.
The road to self-love can be a long and bumpy one, full of internal and external obstacles getting in the way of accepting ourselves. Living in a world where we are constantly told by the media and society what we should change or not like about our bodies, it’s hard not to get sucked in. Every day, we’re bombarded with overly Photoshopped pictures of unrealistic bodies on social media that leave many women feeling less than. But don’t get me wrong — social media isn’t all bad! Body-positive crusaders are taking a stand online to show that everyone is beautiful in her own way. We are seeing models like Denise Bidot start the body-positive No Wrong Way Movement , while my British sister Felicity Hayward fuels her cause, #selflovebringsbeauty , all the way from London. After going through my own self-love journey, I can tell you that it does not happen overnight. It takes a lot of work to change your mindset and start deconstructing the negative thoughts engrained in you and start recognizing the beauty in our differences. Loving your body is a choice that each individual must make on her own and happens when you stop comparing yourself with others. Cutting out your own negative self-talk can be one of the hardest and most important steps. An exercise that really helped me was positive mirror talk. Each morning I look in the mirror and say out loud five things that I love about my body. Like Instagram star Iskra Lawrence says, the idea of this exercise is to point out the amazing things your body does for you and to be consistent. Keep telling yourself you are beautiful, even if at the time you don’t feel particularly pretty, and repeat until the feelings follow. Imagine how much we would all flourish and all the beauty we could create in the world if we could just start loving the marks and dips of our bodies instead of trying to change who we are. The world would be so boring if everyone looked the same! Diversity is what helps fuel creativity and keeps the world an interesting and inspiring place. To help you on your own self-love journey, I’ve enlisted eight major body-positive crusaders to share their top tips on how to love your body. For more style inspiration, follow me on Instagram and read my style blog, Margie Plus . Read more from Yahoo Beauty + Style: • 9 must-have pieces from model Nadia Aboulhosn’s new size-inclusive clothing line • The very cool reason this white T-shirt is going viral • Hilary Duff tells body-shaming critics to ‘kiss my a**’ in swimsuit photo Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty .
Chastity Garner has taken her little blog and turned it into a massively popular website called GarnerStyle. Garner is also one of the masterminds, alongside CeCe Olisa, behind the annual body-positive conference theCURVYcon, which this year will be happening in conjunction with New York Fashion Week.
Curvy model Tabria Majors is encouraging women who, like her, weigh 200 pounds or more to embrace their bodies.
Plus-size model Tess Holliday's social media presence ran the gamut this week, from promoting a new book to celebrating her children to supporting good causes.
When Kelly Howland was shopping at Target with her "obviously fresh" newborn, a stranger approached. The woman began chatting about how cute her little one is and asking how old she is.
Curvy model Iskra Lawrence posted a fun Instagram video, dancing to Demi Lovato’s hit song “Sorry Not Sorry” and sharing that she does not retouch her photos.
Blogger and mom Katey Johnson shared a photo of herself in a fitted dress she had “no business wearing.” The post went viral and has inspired other women to do the same.