If the average consumer isn’t in-the-know about how many images are dramatically photoshopped — images often used to sell something — they might be accepted as an accurate portrayal of the human form. Read more why this is dangerous.
Fighting our body’s natural weight and size may begin as an innocuous effort to increase self-esteem yet can quickly unravel to a serious and potentially life-threatening illness. Nearly 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime.
To girls aspiring to attain the ideal beauty, model Cameron Russell urges them to aim higher. She equates her success in the world of modeling to winning the genetic lottery — it’s unattainable for most and hardly a reasonable goal.