Will hiring healthy models affect sales?

At first, this post was going to open up to say, “We don’t exactly have widespread statistics or numbers on how the healthy models in ad campaigns affect the bottom line of a company’s sales.” Well, that’s not exactly true. Further research revealed there are a lot of increases of sales happening out there, across the board. It’s no secret that women want to see more models who look like them. Women want something they can relate to, and it shows. Here are the facts we know: Sales shot up 9%…

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I Am Empowered – You Should Be, Too: Plus-size Model Claudia Floraunce Fortelka

My message is believe in your abilities; love the body you are given; eat healthy and exercise on a regular basis. If you must go on a diet; restrict yourself from using any form of diet pills. There are plenty of ways you can learn to lose weight and stay healthy while doing it. Also, you need learn to love your body, because if you don’t love yourself, how do you expect others to love and accept you? In this competitive world of modeling and acting it takes faith, perseverance,…

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What A Photoshop Class Taught Me About Impossible Beauty Standards

I was sixteen years old when I finally decided to confront the horrible body image issues I’d been fighting for the last ten years of my life. I was tired of looking at advertisements, music videos and magazines that never reflected my body type or features. I was even more tired of being depressed about it. That’s when the idea for BeUtiful came to me, and that’s when I started to release myself from those impossible beauty standards. I tried to educate myself on what was behind those picture-perfect images, but…

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Feminist Lingerie: Neon Moon Is Going To Change The Way Women Feel About Their Bodies

I can’t tell you how many times myself or other women haven looked at a lingerie item and asked ourselves any of the following questions: “How does this work?” “How is this even comfortable?!” Or how many women feel worse after looking through a Victoria’s Secret catalogue or having an unsuccessful trip to the dressing room. How many women feel defeated and less confident after all of this? It seems that when it comes to lingerie, it’s been created more for men than for us. It’s time we changed that and one…

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Beauty, Bikini Bodies And Motherhood: An interview with Karen Mangiacotti

Karen Mangiacotti is a writer, comedian and mom – and the blogger behind the Girl On Saturday website. Recently, Karen wrote a post called “I Wear A Bikini Because…Fuck You” – and it went viral, resonating with women all over the world. We were lucky enough to catch up with Karen and pick her brain about beauty, body image and self worth!  Tell us about yourself!  I grew up outside of Boston and consider myself an East Coast girl for sure. I currently live in Mystic, Connecticut with my third…

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