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Carmen Rene: Why Is It So Hard To Love Our Bodies

Carmen Rene Column: Why Is It So Hard To Love Our Bodies?

“We are not born hating our bodies, we are taught to.” 

Back Handed Compliments Are Really Insults - Amanda LaCount

Amanda LaCount Column: Back Handed Compliments Are Really Insults

It always amazes me when people give me insults veiled as compliments. These “compliments” are given with a smile like we should appreciate what they are saying. I think it is time to educate the world, including close friends and even relatives. Below are a few of my all-time favorites.

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Stop Hating Your Body

Do you need help silencing your inner critic? In a time of selfies and social media, maintaining a positive body image is crucial.

The ABCs of Better Body Image

The ABCs of Better Body Image

Just like you learned the ABCs, you can learn to love your body. Not the one you wish you had. This one. The one you are living in today.

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“A Perfect 14” Documentary Reveals Surprising Truths About the Plus-Size Modeling Industry

The modeling industry shows you a fantasy. “A Perfect 14” shows you what’s behind it.

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LP: Yes, You Can Get In a Great Workout, Even At Home!

Before you go out and buy something you want but don’t need, take a look at your home and realize it’s already full of exercise equipment in one way shape or form. 

5 Ways to Practice Body Love During Social Distancing

5 Ways to Practice Body Love During Social Distancing

No doubt you’ve been practicing social distancing, or maybe even lockdown, for at least a few days. We are all spending more time at home, more time walking past our mirrors, more time alone with our thoughts and insecurities. 

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Meet Jana and Rasheedah – the Plus-Size Models Curvicality is Crushing On

How two good friends plan to ‘take over the world.’

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Carmen Rene: Your Quarantine Body is Still Your Summer Body

Maintaining a positive body image can be a challenge in the best of times. We are not in the best of times; we are in the middle of a pandemic. If you are struggling, you are not alone.

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Amanda LaCount: Breaking the Stereotype By Breaking Out

If you are anything like me, over the course of your life you have had people tell you what you could not do. I was told I was too big to be a figure skater, I was the wrong sex to play ice hockey, I was too fat to be a cheerleader (especially a flyer), I was too short to be a model, and I was too fat to be a dancer.