Browsing the "body image" Tag

The People You Meet at Wanderlust

November 30th, 2015 | by Scott Cooney

Wanderlust, the multi-city festival that hits cities across the country and around the world, is my girlfriend’s happy place. Yoga, [&hellip


Let’s Talk Body Image!

August 12th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

Body image can be a tricky topic, especially if you've struggled with food and body image issues in the past. There's a certain stigma attached to body image issues, and I think that's one of the reasons that this problem is so prevalent. We don't feel like we can talk about it. Our issues with food or with what we see in the mirror make us feel ashamed


What do models look like without Photoshop?

April 30th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

We know that the beauty industry relies heavily on Photoshop to deliver an idealized depiction of what women look like or maybe what they think we should look like. So, what do those fashion models look like before any color corrections, blur tools, or healing brushes?


The Real Girl Belly Project

December 26th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

XOJane was tired of the impossibly thin supermodels in magazines with unattainable bodies. She put out a call to readers asking them to send in photos of their real girl bellies and one thing that they liked about them. The response was overwhelming, and she has so far published two galleries of real girl bellies


What is a “Real Woman?”

December 12th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

When I called her a "real woman," I was referring to the fact that she wasn't overly photoshopped, but several commenters made a really great point about something else implied by that headline: did that mean women who don't look like Lizzie aren't real? Of course not! Today, I wanted to celebrate real women


Healthy is the New Skinny!

November 5th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Healthy is the New Skinny is all about promoting a healthy body image in the fashion industry from the inside. They focus on what they call "natural models," or models that look like real women. Their website is full of stories from women who've risen above the culture of the fashion industry



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