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Tag: body image

Pressure to be perfect

"You are beautiful just the way you are" is a phrase that is often difficult for teen girls to believe. This is because the pressure for girls to have a perfect appearance is everywhere they look. Just one magazine, social media post or advertisement displaying unrealistic body standards can damage a girl’s body image, and the constant barrage of these messages leaves a voice in their head telling them they need to look like what they see.

Do you love your body? (Part III)

To read Part I, click here. To read Part II, click here.

Do you love your body? (Part II)

This three-part story will be updated every two days. To read Part I, click here.

Do you love your body? (Part I)

Girls and boys have learned to both constantly seek approval from and fear the judgment of the glassy surface of a mirror. American teenagers today are becoming less and less comfortable in their own skins.
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