Tuesday, May 7

Author cracks the body-image issues

Interesting article on one woman's year of not looking in mirrors. The author, btw, is a Ph.D. Candidate in sociology at UCLA and a self-proclaimed "body-image expert with a body-image problem." Great interview on USA today, follow link:

Body-image alert: mirrors aren't all they're cracked up to be


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Amazon reviewer: "“Gruys is an engaging, empathetic, and insightful storyteller, and her story needs to be heard. In a world full of conflicting messages about women's beauty and worth, it can be difficult to trust our own feelings about our bodies. Her year-long experiment illustrates how unchecked self-scrutiny can aggravate existing body-image issues, and how mirrors often play multiple roles in a woman's interior life. The media machine instructs women to control and monitor appearance at all costs, but Gruys shows us that there is freedom in letting go.”
—Sally McGraw, author of Already Pretty: Learning to Love Your Body By Learning to Dress it Well"


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