Living Beyond Diets: Inspiration From Author Kelsey Miller

Kelsey Miller

Kelsey Miller is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York, and the mastermind behind Refinery29’s “The Anti-Diet Project” – one of the site’s most popular initiatives. Kelsey is also the author of “Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting & Got A Life”, a memoir about her relationship with food and how she freed herself from the dieting cycle. We’re more than honored to share Kelsey’s wisdom and work with you all! Tell us about yourself! I’m a writer, theater geek, light sleeper, semi-capable French-speaker, intuitive eater, public speaker, body…

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Body Love: Wisdom By Plus-size Model Silvana Denker

Silvana Denker

Silvana Denker is a plus size model and photographer in Germany, and the creator behind an amazing global body-positive movement called “BodyLove.” Silvana has been taking her project from country to country, photographing people of all shapes and sizes to promote self-acceptance and diversity. It’s our privilege to interview her and share her work! Tell us about yourself! My name is Silvana Denker, I’m 31 and from a small village in Germany called Niederhövels. It’s around 100 kilometers away from Cologne. I’m a professional plus size model and photographer specialising…

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Creator Of The ‘Real-Size Barbie’ Is Now Making A Realistic Doll For Boys (IMAGES/VIDEO)

Finally, little boys and girls will be given a more realistic alternative to the Ken doll. Nickolay Lamm, the genius creator behind the amazing Lammily doll that provided girls with a doll that resembled themselves more than a narrow-minded beauty standards, is now doing the same thing with a boy’s doll. In an email to Revelist, Lamm revealed that he was inspired by his own body image issues as a man to create a “realistically proportioned” male doll: “Women are unfortunately still having a difficult time facing unrealistic, weight and beauty-obsessed…

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Domestic Violence: A Male’s Perspective

Domestic violence happens to men, too. According to the CDC 1 in 4 men will become victims of domestic violence in their life. That totals to around 3 million men a year or one man in America being abused every 37.8 seconds. The statistics are frightening, but why aren’t we talking about them and the abuse men endure? When we discuss domestic violence as a nation every time an athlete or celebrity assaults their partner or spouse, we talk about the statistics of women being abused. While those numbers are…

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Will The New Diverse Barbies Actually Change Anything? (IMAGES/VIDEO)

Much has been made of Mattel’s new redesign of the Barbie doll to recapture the public’s imagination and pad their shrinking sales. The move has been lauded in such publications as Time and the New York Times as a strong boost to feminism and the continuing battle against women’s body dysmorphia and body image issues, but how strong is Mattel’s message, and is redesigning a doll going to change all that? Barbie is an iconic doll. From her introduction in 1959, where her job was as a teenage fashion model, until now, she has been…

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