It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and this amazing infographic is a great resource for raising awareness of how the unrealistic images we see in media and advertising can affect the self-esteem of girls and women.
It’s filled with facts such as: “Ten years ago, plus-size models averaged between size 12 and 18. The majority of plus-size models on agency boards today are between size 6 and 14.” Only the top third of the image is visible here; to view the entire infographic, visit here.
Girls are inundated with visions of beauty in ads and other media that are unattainable and often photoshopped. This awareness week offers an excellent opportunity to talk with the girls in your life about these types of media messages and body image-related issues.
What do you think about the messages we hear and see about how our bodies should be?
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