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.
Yulianna Yussef has amassed a large following on Instagram, thanks to her unique birthmarks. While she projects confidence, she says, she nevertheless struggles with her skin condition.
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.
I’ve had enough of not loving myself, of dreading bikini season and feeling ashamed in front of a mirror as well as my other half. I put a plan into action to lift my self-confidence by writing an open letter to myself and enlisted professionals: one who helps me understand HOW to be happy and the other helps get me naked.
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.
Accepting and loving our bodies is no easy feat — so many of us struggle with it on some level every single day.
With Instagram having been recently revealed as one of the main culprits in damaging our self esteem, one vlogger’s recent message about loving your body couldn’t have come at a better time.
“The key to confidence from a neuroscientific perspective is the interplay between the hormones testosterone (higher levels of which are positively correlated with confidence) and cortisol (the stress hormone),” explains Dr Tara Swart, neuroscientist and leadership coach.
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.
Michelle Icard was at Starbucks when she heard three teen girls trash-talking a girl they knew. So she wrote them a note and revealed the incident on her blog.
Please don’t call Williams cute. Games of Thrones star Maisie Williams recently told the UK’s The Telegraph that she’s fed up with it. “When someone calls me cute, I take it as a compliment,” said Olivia, one woman I polled for this story.