“I’ve never felt like I needed to change. I’ve always thought, ‘If you want somebody different, pick somebody else,’” she once said.
Before her panel at theCURVYcon on Saturday, WWE Superstar Nikki Bella talks to Yahoo Lifestyle about reality TV, being a twin, and her love for Jennifer Lopez.
Growing up plus size in the early 2000s, there was never much body diversity. In fact, there wasn’t anyone I could even relate to in media. This had a significant effect on my self-esteem, but I am happy to share that those days of feeling less than are gone! It’s 2018 and loving yourself never looked so good. Thanks to social media apps, like Instagram, there’s are platforms that allow men and women to spread the word on body positivity , encouraging people to live their truth. Need a little more self love inspiration on your feed? Click through to see my current five body positive Instagram crusaders to add to your follow list. For style inspiration follow my instagram @magieplus and blog www.margieplus.com . Yahoo Lifestyle will live-stream theCURVYcon 2018 on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bookmark this link to tune in! Read More from Yahoo Lifestyle: • What you need to know about the star-studded Tom Ford fashion show • Kate Spade’s most iconic bag lives on through the brand she left behind • Plus-size fashion blogger Hayet Rida hates shopping: ‘I sort of have PTSD from never being able to shop’ Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
The body positive movement is all about loving yourself as you are, and the latest example of that seems to be people sharing their profiles on social media and talking about embracing their noses. Twitter user @_lunasofia_ shared what she called a “side profile appreciation post” on Friday, and since then it has been shared over 3,500 times and liked almost 30,000 times as of this post. The London based musician inspired a slew of posts from others who also felt insecure about their noses.
“Place confidence in things you earn, not in things you didn’t,” says Chastity Garner Valentine, co-founder of theCURVYcon.
Plus-size model Tess Holiday appears on the latest issue of Cosmopolitan U.K. and has a lot to say.
theCurvyCon 2018, to be live-streamed on Yahoo Lifestyle, will offer new features at its three-day celebration of plus-size diversity and fashion.
Philadelphia photographer Cheyenne Gil is reminding women they don’t need to be 'skinnier, smaller, and shorter' than their partners to be loved.
As much progress as there is still to be made in the name of body diversity within American fashion (and there's plenty), the runways of New York Fashion Week are no longer off-limits to plus-size models. Starting in earnest back in 2004 with Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty, mainstream fashion magazines began casting plus-size models like Ashley Graham in their pages to much fanfare, setting the stage for consumers to harness the power of social media to amplify conversations around brand campaigns that celebrate diverse bodies — and, conversely, to tear those that don't to shreds. Which makes it all the more puzzling to watch Fashion Week after Fashion Week go by in London, Milan, and Paris and see barely any change in the range of bodies sent down the runway, or shown within the social media accounts of most luxury brands.
Model Alessandra Garcia — who happens to be actor Andy Garcia’s daughter — had the perfect response to an Instagram user who named-called her.
The security guards allegedly threatened to call the police on the teen because of her short shorts.
McGrady is on a mission to change perceptions of what it means to be beautiful.
The driving inspiration of the line was "fun, happy suits that look gorgeous at the same time" and, of course, that don't look like the "typical" plus-size suits.
The difference between Leslie Magallanes and many body positivity bloggers out there is that she feels criticized because she is skinny.
Seeing bodies that have imperfections helps to dispel the notion that an ideal body actually exists.
The company says it hopes to show girls that they are beautiful, no matter what they've experienced.
The "Orange Is the New Black" star doesn't just use her powerful platform for the perks of popularity but also to spread messages of body positivity — and her fans are totally here for it.
Given the recent controversies surrounding Stefano Gabbana, some of Ashley Graham’s fans aren’t happy that she took part in a Dolce & Gabbana show.
"Just because you want to work out or fix something does not mean that you’re not body positive; it just means that you are evolving," says Woods.
The normalization of plus-size bodies may be having a negative impact on our health, a study says.
Joan Smalls opens up about her new Smart & Sexy swimwear line, the importance of inclusivity, and making her first foray into film.
Inspired by her own journey to self-love, model Iskra Lawrence has created a makeover show to help others with "crippling insecurities" by addressing the things that make them view themselves in harmful ways.