Beyond the Headlines: Body image

Saturday, January 17, 2015
Our body image affects self-esteem and, ultimately, our mental health.
Our body image affects self-esteem and, ultimately, our mental health.
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BEYOND THE HEADLINES

Original air date: February 16, 2014

Body Image

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.

Studio Guests

Jennifer Berger

Executive Director, About-Face

www.about-face.org

facebook.com/aboutfacesf

Twitter: @aboutfacesf

Kjerstin Gruys

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

www.kjerstingruys.com

Twitter: @KjerstinGruys

Lisa Lee

Co-Founder, Thick Dumpling Skin

www.thickdumplingskin.com

www.misslisalee.com

facebook.com/thickdumplingskin

Twitter: @rrrlisarrr

Rebecca Cooper

Author, Diets Don't Work

Founder, Rebecca's House

www.rebeccashouse.org

www.dietsdontwork.org

Twitter: @QuitDieting

Additional Information:

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 22 - 28, 2015

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Scoff Test: Eating Disorder Screening Test

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