We received a heartbreaking letter from one of our loyal followers, who shared her painful experience of being body-shamed by her own husband. She had to undergo an emergency C-section, but instead of being supportive and grateful, her husband told her that the scar on her abdomen looks repelling.
In a world where societal standards often impose unrealistic expectations on the female body, especially on platforms filled with edited images, one brave mother has chosen to defy these norms. Fueled by a desire to empower and support others, she decided to shed the filters and clothing that conceal imperfections, embracing the authenticity and uniqueness of postpartum bodies.
Meet Sara Geurts, a 31-year-old who embraces her unique beauty despite having a rare skin disorder. She spreads body-positive messages to inspire others and shares her experience of growing up with a different appearance. Geurts encourages everyone by saying, “You’re beautiful, and you can achieve whatever you want.”
David and Victoria Beckham, parents of 4, are taking a stand against body-shaming to protect their daughter. They understand negative comments’ impact on a young girl’s self-esteem and confidence. Their emotional and powerful messages show the world that body positivity and self-love are essential values to instill in our children.
Every single one of us has dealt with body image issues and various insecurities. Famous people, in particular, read and hear hundreds of mean comments about their weight, style, and general appearance every single day. But most of them don’t let body shamers get away with this, often coming up with powerful or witty remarks to show us the power of self-love. Here are some celebrities who’ve stood up to online trolls.
In a world that often judges women for their bodies and choices, Travis has demonstrated genuine love and respect for Kourtney by refusing to let the negative comments affect her spirit and their journey toward starting a family. To learn more about their IVF story and the importance of standing by your partner, keep reading.
Women aren’t the only ones that can experience issues with body image — men can too. Society often places a lot of pressure on men to have a certain muscular or lean physique, which can lead to body dissatisfaction and even eating disorders. Men may also feel self-conscious about balding, hair loss, or other physical features, just like women. The male celebs in our article are not afraid to speak up about these and other issues they have.
As societal norms around beauty and body standards continue to shift, celebrities have become increasingly vocal about their experiences and perspectives. These individuals shared their personal struggles with body image, as well as their journey of self-love and acceptance. Through their words and actions, these celebrities have sparked meaningful conversations about body positivity, inspiring many to embrace and celebrate their unique bodies and share their own journeys.
Selena Gomez is celebrating body positivity and loving her shape in all sizes. The star recently had a candid discussion with her fans on TikTok and explained how her health condition is affecting her body. We believe that Selena is fabulous and the way she is spreading acceptance and self-love is making us admire her even more.
Sam Smith is one of the most prominent musical talents of our time with 4 Grammys and an Oscar to show for it. But despite their irrefutable talent, the famous singer has had to deal with personal adversities in their life, mostly revolving around self-identity. Nowadays, however, it seems that Smith is finally comfortable in their own skin, even though it occasionally causes a stir on social media.
Hollywood often tries to impose strict body standards on its actors, and the industry is frequently criticized for being the source of body image issues among many, including big names like Julianne Moore. Recently, it was the Little Women actress, Florence Pugh, who decided to talk openly about the pressures of looking a certain way and how she took a stand against it.
All bodies are beautiful, but it’s a whole other story when we talk about confidence. People in this article decided to alter their looks and did pretty much everything to reach their goals. And we are here to applaud them and inspire everyone to find their true selves. This article will probably serve as the greatest kickstart for you.
Women tend to compare their appearance negatively with that of their peers and celebrities, according to one study. Our perception of beauty is indeed greatly shaped by what we see in Hollywood and on social media. Thankfully, there are many celebrities who use their influence and platforms to speak out against impossible body standards. And here are some of the things that they have to say.
Lots of people admire celebrities, and some even want to behave and look like them. It seems like stars have no faults, and they have lives that anyone would wish for. Yet, even the most attractive celebrities sometimes feel like curling up in a ball and hiding under a blanket from everyone.
To be a public person in Hollywood might seem like a dream job, but it takes guts. Although worldwide success comes with some perks, like financial independence and a successful career, it also has a downside because when everybody is watching you, some people will have something to complain about. Anne Hathaway had her big break in 1999, and over the years, she has learned how to handle people that try to bring her down.There are inspiring humans all around us, and when we found out how The Princess Diaries actress deals with critics, Bright Side knew we had to share her story with you.
Billie Eilish was known as an incredibly talented singer who wears baggy clothes for a long time. Her live performances were extremely mind-blowing, but that little detail was kinda hard to miss, especially by her fans. Recently, she showed a different style as she posed for the cover of British Vogue, with a picture that made all of our heads turn.
Sports Illustrated has been in publication since 1954, but it’s the magazine’s annual swimsuit runway show that made it famous. Just recently, this runway show was very much like the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but this year, they decided to change its concept. In the show now, women who don’t fit outdated beauty standards proudly walk the runway.
For some women, pregnancy is just a fantastic experience that they cherish as the best time of their lives. Many others, on the other hand, find it tiresome and difficult, particularly as the body changes over the trimesters.
Losing weight is never easy. You have to spend hours at the gym, watch your calories, and say goodbye to your favorite cookies. And although it seems like celebrities always look perfect and manage to stay fit all the time, they actually have to go through the same struggles of losing extra pounds just like all of us.
We might think words can’t make that much of an impact on a person. Especially if it’s a young child, we might think they’ll forget everything anyway. But what you say to your child actually plays a very important role. And it’s better to avoid using certain phrases because they could have a negative effect on your child and their mental health.
Around 91% of American women are not satisfied with the shape of their bodies, and only 5% actually possess the so-called perfect body shape promoted by the media. Meanwhile, body positivity, the movement intended to promote a positive body image, is often severely criticized in promoting health issues like obesity.
According to research, 3 out of every 4 children are not satisfied with their figure and 54% of girls reported that images on social media make them worry in relation to their own bodies. As a parent, just like teaching your child how to tie their shoelaces or dress themselves, you can teach them how to have a positive body image.
Along with the joy of having a baby, many women struggle with their body image after pregnancy. New stretch marks and a few extra pounds make them feel less beautiful and unattractive. However, that’s not how their husbands feel. In fact, many men admit that they find their wives even more attractive after having a baby. We at Bright Side want to share some men’s opinions to support and empower new mothers.
More than a half of American teenagers around 17 years old are unhappy with their bodies. In the future, a negative body image influences self-esteem and can lead to eating disorders or even depression. In this situation, a partner who can’t mentally and physically support you can feel even more devastating.