Beyond the Headlines

Our guests talk about the misconception of beauty, social activism and how to improve one?s body image.
Show topic: Body Image
February 17, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
This week's 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.

BEYOND THE HEADLINES
February 16, 2014
Body Image
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

This week's 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
http://www.facebook.com/mtcbata
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
www.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 24th - March 2nd, 2014
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Scoff Test: Eating Disorder Screening Test http://www.healthyplace.com/psychological-tests/scoff-test/

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