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Guys want to look great in swimsuits, too
image by adriagarcia

Summer is a time for two things: taking leave and swimming. And this column will feature a bit of both. Ive been proud to be associated with The Fat Girls Guide to Living for the past several months, but sadly this will
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Every woman deserves to see herself as beautiful and sexy (image by JamieBates)

All women experience self-doubt. Actually, scratch that. All women -- with the possible exception of the Jersey Shore cast -- experience self-doubt. Not even the most seemingly together girl is immune. Despite appearing to have the perfect job, the
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Hey, we've stuck pretty tightly to our promise to leave weight loss out of FGG content, and focus instead on living a good life right now no matter where you are on the scale (or where you want to be). After all, the blogosphere is stocked full of weight loss-related blogs, men and women struggling
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Sacrifice for Beauty by JamieBates

Confidence comes from all different sources. Some girls draw strength from a personal mantra, a morning pep talk in the mirror, or a favorite song. Others feel their best when they know they've had a great cut and color, or when they've slipped
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Charlie's daughter strikes a pose as a "sailor boy"


If I may say so, my four-year-old daughter is a well-rounded kid. She loves trains (courtesy of my love for them), cars, tools (the toy ones), and squirt guns. (Unlike a lot of parents, were not anti-water gun, we just make sure she
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Finding your summer clothing comfort zone takes practice Image by hartman045

Nobody should have to make a first impression while wearing a swimsuit. This isnt just a fat girl problem its intimidating for every single person. The unstoppable weekend machine of warm weather activities is running on all cylinders right now.
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Still image from the Lane Bryant commercial-turned-Internet-sensation

I guess size does matter. No, Im not talking about that. Im talking about the new Lane Bryant TV ad that has stirred so much controversy. Seems that women parading around in their underwear is fine with television networks, so long as those women have
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Closet reorganization by LizMarie

After a ridiculously long winter (even our southern readers had a rough one this year), the official arrival of spring this weekend offers a wealth of exciting possibilities. More daylight hours to lift our spirits. Green, lush life ready to burst forth from trees, lawns and flowerbeds. The
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He wasn't kidding about '70s fashion for boys

We're excited to announce the debut of "It's a Guy Thing," featuring our new columnist, Charlie O'Hay. Each month, Charlie will address everything from how guys perceive the feminine form to the weight-related struggles many men face to raising confident daughters. Please give him a
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My self-portrait project was both scary and liberating


Can you tell we love to see your self portraits? We're always elbowing you to get in on the FGG Girls Flickr group, and now we're willing to materially reward you for it. That's because we know how powerful a self-portrait series can be...especially when grappling with
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