Appearance

What is ‘Attractive’?

We’ve all had days when it seems impossible to feel attractive, and days when we feel like the best thing since sliced bread. Research by Lynx found that guys feel and are most attractive when they are comfortable being themselves, and we wanted to find out if you guys feel the same. On Valentine’s Day,

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Body Acceptance Toolkit

Hooray! It’s January! The time of year where everywhere you look, there is the typical ‘new year, new me’ rhetoric, which usually means finding reasons to beat yourself up, and going on a diet. It’s not good for us to repeat these patterns every year. A message like ‘new year new me’ implies that our

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Body Positivity on Instagram — An Interview with Stevie Blaine

Meet Stevie Blaine, the body positive boy who is changing the face of body acceptance on Instagram. Stevie, best know as Bopo Boy, is spreading his message of positivity, self-love and inner strength, one Instagram post at a time. Why body positivity? The biggest motivator for me to start my Instagram account about body positivity

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Gina Susanna: The Power of Self-Confidence

Where it all began When I was in elementary school, I used to fake being sick. I’d tell the nurse I wasn’t feeling well so I could call my mom and go home. I did this over and over, and no one questioned it. My teachers didn’t see how I cried in the hallway, they didn’t

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How To Kick-Start Your Fitness Journey – Interview with Mark Ormrod

On Christmas Eve 2007, Royal Marines Commando Mark Ormrod was on patrol in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan when he stepped on and triggered an Improvised Explosive Device. This resulted in both his legs being amputated above the knee and his right arm amputated above the elbow. Since then, Mark Ormrod has become an internationally acclaimed motivational

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Bigorexia: The Disorder that Nobody is Talking About

Bigorexia, AKA: Muscle Dysmorphia or more broadly, Body Dysmorphia, is a condition where a person becomes fixated on a particular part of themselves that they dislike and want to change. In the case of Bigorexia, this would be the will to become bigger and more muscular. More often than not, people associate body image issues

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Meet the plus sized model who’s making changes in the male fashion world…

Arcadio Ady del Valle is a plus sized male model who’s helping to introduce body positivity and diversity in the male fashion world… Whilst the body positivity revolution wages on for women, guys aren’t always kept in the loop. After all – how many plus-sized male models can you think of?! Arcadio Ady Del Valle

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Katherine Beattie: “Disability isn’t a good or a bad thing… It just is.”

“Skateparks are really inclusive spaces, we’re all on wheels here!” While we were in Los Angeles at the end of 2017, we had the privilege of meeting the badass WMCX rider, Katherine Beattie. Katherine is proudly the first women to land a backflip in a wheelchair and spends her days at the skatepark popping wheelies

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#LabelsAreForClothes

#LabelsAreForClothes Ditch the Label is proud to announce that we have teamed up with River Island on their #LabelsAreForClothes Campaign. £3 from every t-shirt sold in River Island goes towards funding crucial anti-bullying support! In fact, we loved it so much, here are our top t-shirt wearers (so far)…   View this post on Instagram  

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“Confidence isn’t just about physical aspects, but also mental ones too” – Shelby Lynch’s Top Ten Tips for Feeling Confident

Hi I’m Shelby!   I am a fashion, beauty and lifestyle vlogger, who has a disability called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. My passion is all about female empowerment, and women supporting one another. Too many people look in the mirror and don’t like the person who looks back at them and I think this needs to change!

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