self love

  • 11-year-old with dreadlocks goes viral for standing up to school bullies

    "I vowed that if I ever had a daughter, I would instill self-esteem, pride, and courage in her," says mother and life coach Toshia Shaw.

  • 'I am finally proud of who I am': Mexican albino model is changing beauty standards

    Model Ruby Vizcarra has albinism and helps others in her community love and understand the condition.

  • 7 businesswomen pose in metallic swimsuits for empowering photoshoot: 'These women are all like queens'

    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.

  • Artist turns stretch marks into gorgeous glitter strips

    Digital collage artist Sara Shakeel wants to shine a new, positive light on stretch marks. So, she’s turning them into glitter marks.

  • Why this woman feels more confident after gaining weight

    "When I was at my lowest weight, everyone would say how good I looked, however, I didn’t feel that way."

  • These 5 'fat' women are 'unapologetically' embracing their beauty

    This powerful, body-positive photo shoot is not to be missed.

  • 8 plus-size influencers share advice on loving and accepting your body

    The road to self-love can be a long and bumpy one, full of internal and external obstacles getting in the way of accepting ourselves. Living in a world where we are constantly told by the media and society what we should change or not like about our bodies, it’s hard not to get sucked in.Every day, we’re bombarded with overly Photoshopped pictures of unrealistic bodies on social media that leave many women feeling less than. But don’t get me wrong — social media isn’t all bad! Body-positive crusaders are taking a stand online to show that everyone is beautiful in her own way. We are seeing models like Denise Bidot start the body-positive No Wrong Way Movement, while my British sister Felicity Hayward fuels her cause, #selflovebringsbeauty, all the way from London.After going through my own self-love journey, I can tell you that it does not happen overnight. It takes a lot of work to change your mindset and start deconstructing the negative thoughts engrained in you and start recognizing the beauty in our differences. Loving your body is a choice that each individual must make on her own and happens when you stop comparing yourself with others. Cutting out your own negative self-talk can be one of the hardest and most important steps.An exercise that really helped me was positive mirror talk. Each morning I look in the mirror and say out loud five things that I love about my body. Like Instagram star Iskra Lawrence says, the idea of this exercise is to point out the amazing things your body does for you and to be consistent. Keep telling yourself you are beautiful, even if at the time you don’t feel particularly pretty, and repeat until the feelings follow.Imagine how much we would all flourish and all the beauty we could create in the world if we could just start loving the marks and dips of our bodies instead of trying to change who we are. The world would be so boring if everyone looked the same! Diversity is what helps fuel creativity and keeps the world an interesting and inspiring place.To help you on your own self-love journey, I’ve enlisted eight major body-positive crusaders to share their top tips on how to love your body.For more style inspiration, follow me on Instagram and read my style blog, Margie Plus.Read more from Yahoo Beauty + Style:• 9 must-have pieces from model Nadia Aboulhosn’s new size-inclusive clothing line• The very cool reason this white T-shirt is going viral• Hilary Duff tells body-shaming critics to ‘kiss my a**’ in swimsuit photoFollow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyle and @YahooBeauty.

  • This artist is making 'vulva nails' a thing

    Fancy wearing this to your next wedding?

  • This fitness blogger hasn't shaved her body hair in over a year

    As a body builder, she regularly shares fitness regimes and body transformation photos on Instagram. In a bid to become “more comfortable in herself,” she’s decided to stop shaving her body hair — and is encouraging other women to do the same.

  • Why one model is choosing to share photos of her cellulite

    What does it take for us to consider it the natural thing it is?

  • How to learn to love your body in 10 steps

    <p>At this time of year, so much focus is on changing our bodies. Getting rid of Christmas weight, toning up this, or this, or that.</p><p>But this is only a small part of learning to love ourselves – however much we restrict and exhaust ourselves physically to change, we can’t be truly satisfied with our bodies unless we change how we think about them.</p><p>Here are a few things you can do to start loving your body.</p><p><a rel="nofollow" href=""><strong>10 things you probably never knew about your boobs</strong></a></p><p><a rel="nofollow" href=""><strong>What It Really Means When You Have A Freudian Slip</strong></a></p><p></p>

  • Fitness Blogger Kelsey Wells Shows Her ‘Bloated’ Belly and Shares a Body-Positive Message

    Popular fitness blogger Kelsey Wells took a break from her “fitspo” posts on Monday to do a gut check — literally and figuratively — and share it with her legion of Instagram followers and Facebook fans so they could see that, yes, she too has imperfections, and it’s OK. Kelsey Wells’s fitness journey includes loving herself, flaws and all. “I wanted to post this because I have received more than a few questions lately such as ‘how do you never look bloated?,’ ‘how do you never get zits?,’ and ‘how do you not have stretch marks?,'” Wells captioned the photos.

  • These ‘Self Love Club’ Tattoos Are Reminding Women To Be Kind To Themselves

    ‘Self Love Club’ tattoos were started by Australian artist Frances Cannon, the idea being that by getting those words inked, you’re pledging to “always show yourself respect, love, forgiveness and understanding”. @ughsammie and her beautiful self love club tattoo ~ if you guys don’t know the go about getting a self love club tattoo, I’m happy for anyone to get them as long as they credit and tag me in a photo! :) If you feel as though you’d like to pay me for the design, you can purchase a tattoo ticket from my online store but this is optional! :) CLUB RULES You must always show yourself respect, love, forgiveness and understanding. You must show each other respect, love, forgiveness and understanding.

  • The #WeWearWhatWeWant Hashtag Is Encouraging Women To Break Fashion ‘Rules’

    Started by Simone Mariposa, a 23-year-old plus-sized blogger, the hashtag encourages plus-sized women to share photos of themselves wearing whatever the hell they want. Mariposa started the hashtag after seeing a story about a plus-sized woman who was criticised for her fashion choices.

  • Ashley Graham’s Shopping Strategy: ‘I Get 3 of the Same Dress, Try Them On, and Send Back 2′

    If there was ever a woman to talk about the fashion industry’s recent acceptance revolution, it’s Ashley Graham. She sat down with Yahoo Style’s own Joe Zee to talk about it all — from the reason she wants the word “plus-size” banned to her thoughts on Kim K.’s nude selfie to how Gigi Hadid is a fashion inspiration.