Self Esteem

What’s Wrong With Me? When All Your Exes Get Married After Dumping You

Could my exes have learnt how to love someone fully and completely through their trial run with me?

Could my exes have learnt how to love someone fully and completely through their trial run with me?

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Whenever I Hate My Body, I Get Naked

Being naked feels so good that I half expect it to show up as the latest Gwenyth Paltrow-backed panacea on Goop.

Some days I feel like a Botticelli, some days I feel like a sexy, dumpy baby. Even when I am naked, my frame of reference is limited. I have not seen too many positive, mainstream depictions of bodies like mine.

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Why I Won't Let My Future Daughter Date Until She Knows Self-Love

"I want her self-esteem to be independent of anyone else."

Wonder Woman, Super Girl, Poison Ivy and other "Super" females are known for being mighty.

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Hey Bieber, I Can "Love Myself" Without Your Direction, TYVM

Image: Amy Pence-Brown

I'm an original fan of Justin Bieber, back when he was a young YouTube sensation with catchy tunes. Given the changes in the world surrounding body positivity over the past year, I was initially excited to hear he had a new very popular song out titled Love Yourself from his 2015 album PURPOSE. I was all ready to praise him and buy the CD. Until I heard the lyrics.

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4 EMPOWERING Reasons To Splurge On That Sexy Lingerie

By wearing and carefully selecting gorgeous lingerie every day, you develop a better sense of balance — a more conscious life.

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Boobs vs. Brains: Making Amends With My Complicated Body

When I got boobs, I also got a body. A body that was (and is) not skinny.

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Glamour Magazine Names Lupita Nyong'o "Woman Of The Year," Beauty And Race Collide (Again)

The acknowledgment of Lupita’s elegance begins a process to alleviate any future need to add "for a . . . " to the end of “You’re beautiful.”

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In Defense Of Brandy Melville, The Size Zero Clothing Store

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Many have spoken out about the way this small-size clothing store is destroying self-esteem. As a Brandy shopper myself, I disagree.

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Derriere Duty: The Downside of Being Curvy

I am not Kim Kardashian. But I look like Kim Kardashian. There are a million songs about my body, but very few songs about me.

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Beauty's In the Eye of the Beholder (And Other American Myths)

As Americans we have fallen prey to a particular "look" —namely white and thin—and suffer from an inability to shatter it. The result? A backhanded compliment of the hybrid variety: “You’re pretty . . . for a black girl.”

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