For Eleanor Curry, the things at the top of her list are, of course, her children and her job, in addition to traveling and spending time with the friends who empower and inspire her — six of whom she invited on a trip to Los Angeles for a totally boss photoshoot.
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.
Body positivity blogger Ana Carolina Rojas has nothing to hide, not even the hate she receives from trolls. Rojas was minding her own business, enjoying a beautiful, warm day of sunbathing and sharing it with her followers when a troll attacked.
Beauty queen Victoria Graham, who has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, proudly shows her surgery scars. Victoria Graham is much more than just a pretty face. The 22-year-old Maryland college student, who was crowned Miss Frostburg in October (a local title associated with the Miss America Organization), is on a mission to raise awareness about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) — a rarely diagnosed genetic condition that affects connective tissue in the skin, joints, and blood vessels.
Serena Williams got real about strength for Sports Illustrated. Serena Williams appeared in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated with a clear message: Everybody deserves to feel comfortable in their body. It’s okay to look good and feel good and I’m strong,” Williams said.
One fitness Instagrammer is on a mission to show her fans that the bodies we admire aren’t always as perfect as they look on social media. Sara Puhto posted a photo on her Instagram demonstrating how artful posing can give you a “Kardashian booty.”
In todays society, confidence is a must have accessory for every man, woman and child. If you’re not naturally confident you have to pretend you are. If that isn’t hard enough then the same society is telling you you need to eat less, eat more, wear make up, look natural, dress your age, eat this, don’t eat that, speak up, don’t have an opinion, be slim, have curves. Phew! I’m exhausted just thinking about that list.
Jennifer Aniston will never give up on the bikini. People’s Most Beautiful Woman in the World 2004, Jennifer Aniston, turns 48 in three weeks, but she’s not going to give up the two-piece swimsuit for at least three more decades. This week, she told People that her days soaking up the rays in itty-bitty bikinis in Cabo San Lucas are far from over: “If I can be the first 80-year-old to go out there successfully in a bikini, then I’ll take that on,” she said.
Rosario Dawson is a Comic Con regular who demands more from the comic book and video game industry. Most recently, she told MTV News that Hollywood shouldn’t just be focused on the gender wage gap. At an AirBnB Havana-themed party in New York City on Tuesday, Dawson told Yahoo Beauty that MTV had not published another wage gap issue she had brought up in her interview: “I also talked about the transgender wage gap, but they cut that out.” She shrugged.
25-year-old model Dayna Christison is also in cancer treatment. Since then, she has gone through chemotherapy treatment and two stem cell transplants.
Claire Danes looking glamorous in December 2015 Allure. (Photo: Sebastian Kim) Master of None and Homeland actress Claire Danes is on beauty magazine Allure’s December 2015 cover — but she’s talking more about inner beauty than outer beauty. In 1997 at only age 18, People named her one of the “50 Most Beautiful.” “Everybody falls in love with Claire,” Baz Luhrmann, director of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet starring Danes and Leonardo DiCaprio, told People.
Shonda Rhimes tells ‘Nightline’ about losing weight. (Source: Getty Images) In an interview with Nightline that will air tonight, Shonda Rhimes explains how her desire to lose weight made her feel “shallow and misogynistic.” The powerhouse jack-of-all-trades television producer, who created, wrote, produced, and ran day-to-day operations for Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder, and Scandal, is currently promoting her new book, Year of Yes, which is about how she changed her life after realizing that she never said yes to anything — she even once hired a publicist to help her avoid public appearances and decline interviews! In the book, one of the topics of interest is weight loss.
2015 was the year of the celebrity Girl Squad. We’ve gawked as Taylor Swift and her gang of supermodels strut in combat lingerie in “Bad Blood,” admired Tavi Gevinson and her precocious and talented group of young feminists, envied Lena Dunham and her real life Girls, and Instagram-stalked Man Repeller Leandra Medine and her #GirlBoss clique. It appears that female friendships — and finding a sisterhood of your own — has never had a stronger or more media-hungry moment, but even before hashtags existed, female friendships were prominent in pop culture. This week, the cast of the 1995 film based on Ann M.
Serena Williams. (Photo: Getty Images) Along the same lines of the #AskHerMore campaign, in which actresses are asking red carpet commentators to go beyond the outfit, there is a new burgeoning campaign for professional athletes called #CoverTheAthlete. Jessica Schnurr and Hannah Smit, two creative consultants at branding agency John St., made a video in which professional male athletes look flabbergasted or dumbstruck when they get asked the exact same questions that female professional athletes have asked. “These are not the actual responses of the athletes featured in these clips.
Singer Sara Bareilles talks confidence in her new book. (Photo: Getty Images) Sara Bareilles writes songs that make you want to change the world, kick ass, weep, and find real love (sometimes all at once). Case in point: her 2013 empowerment anthem, “Brave,” which she penned for a friend who was struggling with coming out. Her latest single, “She Used to Be Mine,” delivers the haunting, powerful, moving music that Bareilles has become known for.
Ariana Grande is fighting back against body shamers on Instagram. The singer took to her account today to reply to a follower who stated he prefers actress Ariel Winter over Grande because “curves are sexy sticks aren’t.” Grande posted the comment to her account along with a response saying, “Sigh….
“When you think about it, the two things that make you feel most like a woman are your hair and your breasts,” explains Mary Aframe, the founder of the Women’s Image Center outside of Boston. “One of the oncologists I work with told me that he asks his patients ‘What was the hardest part of treatment?’ And 85% say losing their hair.” That statistic isn’t surprising to Aframe, who founded her business with the understanding that helping manage the radical changes in a woman’s appearance during cancer treatment is a crucial part of healing. Today women come to WIC to get help with wigs, breast prosthesis, or even find a bathing suit specifically designed for mastectomy patients. The idea for The Women’s Image Center came to Aframe 16 years ago.
Forty-year-old London resident Andrea Pellegrini has a YouTube portal dedicated to makeup tutorials — but her channel, Baldly Beautiful, isn’t about cat liner tips and new beauty finds. Her videos tackle beauty issues cancer patients face, from dealing with pale skin and watering eyes to going bald. Pellegrini, a makeup artist who was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2014 and launched Baldly Beautiful in February 2015, told the Daily Mail, “It definitely helped me get through chemo; it was something to focus on and it helped the whole family as they all got involved.” It’s a family project: Her 15-year-old daughter, Emily, edits the videos, and her husband was the one who encouraged her to share her makeup expertise with others.