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The Curve Confessions: A Year in Reflection

It's crazy to think one year ago exactly, after months of preparation (and some nerves), I launched The Curve Confessions - with no idea of what to expect. And now here we are, a year later, and my wildest dreams about the blog have been completely blown out of the water. So I couldn't help … Continue reading The Curve Confessions: A Year in Reflection

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Pink’s Powerful Message at the VMAs

This weekend, the MTV Video Music Awards hit the stage - artists performed, took home awards, and gave speeches thanking their fans and families for the support. While I watched it mainly as entertainment for my Sunday, one moment in the show stuck out to me (okay, in addition to Demi Lovato's killer performance), and … Continue reading Pink’s Powerful Message at the VMAs

The Curve Confessionals: Paige

About the interview: Paige and I have been friends for a long time, and she's always had a killer gymnast body. But she's had her insecurities along the way like us all, and in our conversation we talked a lot about the pressures from guys and other girls, having an athletic build and rocking it, … Continue reading The Curve Confessionals: Paige

The Curve Confessionals: Body Image Stories from Readers

Body image affects so many people in different ways - and everyone has their own stories to share. Something I've been wanting to do more of on the blog is doing just that: sharing other people's stories, because I know everyone has new perspectives that others can learn from and relate to in different ways. … Continue reading The Curve Confessionals: Body Image Stories from Readers

Shape Magazine Campaign Encourages Women to Share Why They Love Their Shape

.... And I love it. In case you missed it, Shape Magazine recently launched a campaign called #LoveMyShape, encouraging women to share pictures to their social media accounts saying why they love their shape. HECK YES. I decided to partake in it, because of course. Because we're all allowed to (and should) be confident. We're … Continue reading Shape Magazine Campaign Encourages Women to Share Why They Love Their Shape

Ladies, it ain’t easy being independent (but here’s how to make it better)

Becoming happy and comfortable on my own has been a huge focus of mine this past year. While I've been pretty independent my whole life, I've pretty much always focused on being around people and finding my next opportunity to do so - not always focusing on or enjoying my time alone. While wanting to be around … Continue reading Ladies, it ain’t easy being independent (but here’s how to make it better)

This Bestie Instagram Account Promoting Body Positivity is Everything 

A few months ago, an Australian-based model named Georgia Gibbs posted what she thought was a normal photo of her and her best friend, Kate Wasley, on Instagram. What she soon realized is that commenters would take to Instagram to accuse her of photoshopping the image to make her friend look bigger (okay, people are … Continue reading This Bestie Instagram Account Promoting Body Positivity is Everything 

Sports Illustrated’s 2017 Swimsuit Edition Theme is “Size and Body Diversity”

So basically, the makings of a perfect Curve Confessions post, am I right? You've all most likely caught on to my obsession with Ashley Graham by now, which actually all started around the time of last year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. While the magazine has featured the typical, stick thin models in the past, Graham … Continue reading Sports Illustrated’s 2017 Swimsuit Edition Theme is “Size and Body Diversity”

Best Quotes on Body Image from 59th Grammy Awards Nominees

Tonight, viewers everywhere are tuning in to the 59th Grammy Awards, which will honor the best artists in the music business. I've been pretty excited about the Grammys for a while now, and it got me to thinking about the inspiration some of the nominees can serve us all - but around the topic of … Continue reading Best Quotes on Body Image from 59th Grammy Awards Nominees

How I Feel About Lady Gaga’s Body Shamers

Let's kick this post off with some positives - Lady Gaga absolutely slayed the half time show last night. She's so talented, looked amazing, and her songs are fire. Not going to lie, she totally inspired me for those 12 minutes. She's just a really cool, artistic person and sends a great message (Born This … Continue reading How I Feel About Lady Gaga’s Body Shamers

Why you Need to Drop Everything and Follow Celeste Barber on Instagram

Wow guys, it's been a while. The past few weeks have been INSANE (happy 2017?) and I have missed y'all. But I have the perfect post to keep things short and sweet today, so during the next coffee break you have at work - have a read. Per the title, no it's not The Curve … Continue reading Why you Need to Drop Everything and Follow Celeste Barber on Instagram

New Year’s Resolutions from the Curves

It's crazy to think we're about to have another year under our belts, y'all. But 2017 is upon us, so I know you've all been setting your "resolutions" to head into the New Year right.  I feel very fortunate to say this year has been one of my best yet - and I'm genuinely excited … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions from the Curves

The Downfalls of Social Media – and a Lesson Simone Biles Can Teach Us

When I was young, bullying mainly happened in person, or maybe over a computer on instant messaging. But today, it can happen a lot more places than that - like on social media. I just came across an article about Simone Biles, 19 year old olympic gymnast, who was recently body shamed on Twitter. Let's … Continue reading The Downfalls of Social Media – and a Lesson Simone Biles Can Teach Us

The Media’s Photoshop Problem – and this Lane Bryant Model’s Perfect Photo Clap Back

Scrolling through my social media feeds and flipping through magazines, I’ve questioned my fair share of photos for their authenticity. Airbrushing, tightening, whitening, and everything in between HAPPENS, and probably a lot more than we think. We all look at these perfect people depicted in magazines or on Instagram gawking at them, but do we … Continue reading The Media’s Photoshop Problem – and this Lane Bryant Model’s Perfect Photo Clap Back

Selena Gomez’s Powerful AMA Acceptance Speech

If you missed the American Music Awards and Selena Gomez’s acceptance speech for Favorite Female Artist last night – she just got real. If you didn’t know, Selena recently had to take a break from everything for self-recovery (including canceling shows in her Revival Tour), due to her struggles with depression and anxiety. She says … Continue reading Selena Gomez’s Powerful AMA Acceptance Speech

“Surround yourself with people who want to see you grow”

Okay, so at this point you guys have to know I love quotes (yep, I'm pretty cheesy). This quote is compliments of the Vallette Cleaners sign in my hometown - but it couldn't be more true and completely stuck with me this past week. So heck, why not do a post focused on it? Since … Continue reading “Surround yourself with people who want to see you grow”

Penn State Football Kicker’s Inspiring and Brave Body Image Story

Joey Julius, kicker of Penn State University's football team, is a superb athlete. But what you may not know about him is that he has struggled with body image issues and binge eating disorder almost his whole life. If you're unfamiliar, binge eating disorder is one of the most prevalent eating disorders among adults, characterized … Continue reading Penn State Football Kicker’s Inspiring and Brave Body Image Story

Next Time You Talk Negative, Think of Your Best Friend

In tandem with World Mental Health Day earlier this week, Yahoo Finance posted an eye opening and emotional video of best friends saying negative things they've thought to themselves about their bodies, but aloud to each other. Check it out here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=LzT2ZzDXceg  Watching this video brought tears to my eyes. To hear these women body … Continue reading Next Time You Talk Negative, Think of Your Best Friend

Refinery 29’s Moving Campaign: #SeeThe67

Meet the invisible majority. 67% of American women are plus-size (considered size 14 and up), but they make up less than 2% of the images we see in mainstream media. Refinery 29 is making an effort to change that. If you’re unfamiliar, Refinery 29 is an online lifestyle site focused on fashion, beauty and style. … Continue reading Refinery 29’s Moving Campaign: #SeeThe67

Coffee Break: Shamed If I do, Shamed If I don’t 

“To some I’m too curvy. To others I’m too tall, too busty, too loud, and, now, too small — too much, but at the same time not enough. When I post a photo from a ‘good angle,’ I receive criticism for looking smaller and selling out. When I post photos showing my cellulite, stretch marks, … Continue reading Coffee Break: Shamed If I do, Shamed If I don’t 

Khloe Kardashian’s “Revenge Bod”

If you pay any attention to pop culture (especially one of my guilty pleasures, the Kardashians), you may have noticed Khloe Kardashian’s recent weight loss. Dubbed her “Revenge Bod” since her break up with NBA star Lamar Odom, Kardashian is down about 30 pounds or so. But who’s counting? Actually, a lot of teens and … Continue reading Khloe Kardashian’s “Revenge Bod”

Surreal Moment: Skyping Meghan Trainor on the E! Red Carpet

As most of my friends know, a recent life-changing moment happened to me: Skyping Meghan Trainor on the E! red carpet for the iHeart Radio music awards. My friend, Paige Thoreson, kindly tagged me in an Instagram contest (I was Meghan for Halloween last year and am obsessed, duh). E! Producers ended up contacting me, … Continue reading Surreal Moment: Skyping Meghan Trainor on the E! Red Carpet