NSFW breaks down and pokes fun at the ridiculous lengths these types of consumer magazines will reach to “empower” women, all while photoshopping thigh bulges and tummy rolls to create the perfect image of a woman.
Last Tuesday, September 9, I was honoured to celebrate the International Day of Beauty at the second annual Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCAs). In a room with a killer view 51 floors above the city at Toronto’s Panorama Lounge, we toasted this year’s four winners and listened to some incredibly moving and inspiring speeches about body positivity.
In my story I am lucky – I am not a survivor of rape and I couldn’t confidently say it was an attempted rape either, I can confidently say I was attacked/assaulted quite brutally and am still standing with (luckily) just a few scars. It’s hard to use the word ‘lucky’ in this situation, but I am. My attack was minor in comparison to the many women who have faced assault, sexual assault, harassment and rape in their lives.
Body-positive vlogger Meghan Tonjes suspected that the reason her underwear-covered bum photo had been removed from Instagram had something to do with her plus-sized figure, so she posted an awesome video rebuttal (no pun intended) on YouTube.
This is the kind of story that reminds me why we started P.S. You’re Beautiful. A friend just sent me this story on Taryn Brumfitt, an Australian writer, speaker, mom and former fitness model who’s working on a revolution of her own.
Move over, Marc Jacobs. There’s a new fashion visionary taking New York by storm. And like any great artist, her work draws inspiration from a deeply personal journey.