Plus-size model and Instagram influencer Denise Mercedes, who has endured body shaming on social media, shares one simple notion to remind people why it's none of their business: because it's my body.
In her video “Bikini Karaoke,” Riona, the Unnatural Woman, makes the argument that a bikini body is just a body with a bikini on it.
During an exclusive meet-up with Graham for her go90 series The Ashley Graham Project, three fans got to spend the day with the plus-size supermodel who brought them through her workout routine before teaching them how to make her favorite healthy smoothie.
Ashley Graham is one of the best known plus-size models in the industry, and she’s telling women the secret to her success: confidence. “The runway isn’t just about showing fashion, it’s about gaining confidence,” she says. Wearing denim-on-denim, Graham is the first to give her walk a go before the three women rock the catwalk themselves.
Messalina Morley, 20, has been identified as plus-size through the modeling and pageant industries in which she's worked. However, she is using that status and experience to shed light on what she calls being in "the in-between."
A plus-size — and reportedly pregnant — woman who went viral for a body-positive photo shoot with her fiancé says the steamy session caused her to be fired from her job.
Juliana Delacruz, 15, was being shamed online for her body not looking "thick." She took to Instagram to share how she still loves her body.
Jacqueline Adan says she's been overweight all her life, and had always avoided going to the beach or pool. After losing 350 pounds, though, she decided it was time to change that on a recent vacation in Mexico.
Curvy model Manon Edwards used fashion as a way of finding self-love.
Inspired by photos of Kim Kardashian in a white one-piece bathing suit, plus-size model Diana Sirokai posted side-by-side pics of herself and Kardashian.
The event included a plus-size fashion show with models such as Liza Golden and WWE wrestler Nia Jax showing off new collections from designers Rachel Roy and Rebel Wilson and wrapped with an empowering conversation from some of fashion’s most influential names. Style expert Stacy London speaks about size diversity at theCurvyCon.
Nia Jax, WWE star and body-positive advocate has added another skill set to her ever-evolving resume: Runway modeling. Nia Jax walks the runway during the Dia&Co fashion show and industry panel at the CURVYcon at Metropolitan Pavilion West on September 8, 2017 in New York City. The 33-year-old professional wrestler (whose real name is Savelina Fanene) walked the runway at theCURVYCon fashion show on Friday — alongside fellow curvy models Liza Golden, Precious Lee, and Marquita Pring — while wearing a navy blue-and-white top with blue jeans and a cranberry-colored hat, and also a black, lace top with a black bra underneath.
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 .
French fashion powerhouses LVMH and Kering announced today that size zero models will no longer be allowed in their catwalk shows and photoshoots. The likes of Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Dior have all agreed.
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.
More than 900 women are members of Fat Girls Traveling, going on Instagram-worthy journeys around the world.
A personal trainer tried to body-shame a woman after she politely declined his services.
Personal trainer and social media star Sophie Gray lost followers after switching from fitspo posts to ones focused on self-acceptance and body positivity.