BEYOND THE HEADLINES
Original air date: February 16, 2014
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings
This episode of "Beyond the Headlines" talks about body image. It's the way we perceive ourselves and how we look. Our families, our friends, social pressure, and the mass media are just some of the contributing factors. Our body image affects self-esteem and, ultimately, our mental health.
Our guests talk about the misconception of beauty, social activism and how to improve one's body image.
Executive Director, About-Face
Doctoral Candidate, UCLA School of Sociology
Author, Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body By Not Looking at It for a Year
Co-Founder, Thick Dumpling Skin
Author, Diets Don't Work
Founder, Rebecca's House
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