‘To lose confidence in one’s body, is to lose confidence in oneself’
– Simone de Beauvoir (writer, activist)
In our current society, we are bombarded with images of what we are supposed to look like and are presented with an unrealistic, warped ideal of what beautiful is.
Social media, television, celebrity culture and the media reinforce the notion that we are not good enough, telling us how we need to look to achieve ‘perfection’ which in reality is often unachievable.
Due to these societal expectations, our body image and the way we see ourselves can become distorted, and as our sense of self-worth decreases, a constant pressure to be perfect increases, which can easily develop into an eating disorder.
Below is a short video, which perfectly demonstrates in one minute how almost all images we see are photo shopped to imaginary perfection and presented as real.