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Role Models

Model Ashley Graham Is Body Confidence

Model Ashley Graham has taken the modeling world by storm. As the first plus-size model to be featured in Sports Illustrated for her Swimsuits For All campaign, she is redefining what it means to have body confidence, and is inspiring women of all shapes and sizes to love their bodies, too.  Read More »

This Plus-Size Teen on the Cover of a Fitness Magazine Is the Most Inspiring Thing You'll See Today

With the rise of social media highlighting body image, and waves of advertising campaigns geared toward embracing bodies of all shapes and sizes, we've come to celebrate that all bodies can be fit and active. Read More »

Pro Athletes and Crazy-Successful Execs Answer: What Does It Mean to #PlayLikeAGirl?

When the SELF team enlisted a model/NBA pro, an Olympic medalist and a CEO for a panel discussion, we knew the talk was going to get real. Read More »

Cara Delevingne on the Importance of Strong Female Role Models

Cara Delevingne is everywhere you turn these days—billboards, fashion campaigns—and after her star turn in Anna Karenina, the supermodel-to-be now has six (count 'em, 6!) films in post-prod. But, despite her success, getting cast in major movies hasn't been a walk in the park for Delevingne. Read More »

Healthy Media Makeover

My fear is that the conditioning our girls receive — the 3,000 brand images they see daily and the 400 billion dollar beauty industry highlighting both their flaws and the expensive solutions — reinforces the lie that our girls are not good enough. Read More »