The Issue

We live in a society where women have access to so many opportunities for education, empowerment, leadership and success. Yet, in the pursuit of happiness, women, of all ages, are often suffocated by the pressure to achieve a certain standard of female beauty. We are often desensitized to the messages around us about looks, beauty, size and shape.
  • 54% of women would rather be hit by a truck than be fat?
  • More than 90% of girls ages 15 to 17, want to change at least one aspect of their physical appearance, with body weight ranking the highest.
  • 81% of ten year olds are afraid of being fat?
  • 1 out of 8 adolescent girls reported starving themselves to lose weight.
  • 67% of women 15-64 withdraw from life-engaging activities like giving an opinion, going to school and going to the doctor because they feel badly about their looks.
  • 40% of moms tell their adolescent daughters to diet. 45% of these are of average weight.
  • 70 million people worldwide struggle with eating disorders.
  • In the US, as many as 10 million are suffering from anorexia or bulimia. That's more than are suffering from breast cancer. 
We have a serious issue with body image and we are our own worst enemies. We are in an endless pursuit of an ideal standard that is often unrealistic and unattainable. We allow our self-esteem, optimal body image, health, relationships and confidence to suffer at our own expense. It's time to stop holding ourselves back and focus on the healthy ideal which focuses not on weight or size, but on health and looks different for everyone.

Check out some of our other body image videos:
2009 Fat Talk Free Week
2013 BodyImage3D
K-State video
Millikin Fat Talk Free Week

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