Body image is a topic that is widely discussed on television, newspapers, magazines, the internet, and even in literature and poetry.
Take a look at this video clip from the Dove Self-Esteem Film Gallery. Is it any wonder that so many of us strive to look like models, but can't? In reality, even models don't look like models until they are air brushed or touched up by Photoshop!
Here are the links to two poems that depict two very different views of body self-image:
"Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou:
"Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy:
Can you see how peer pressure and media coverage can have a huge impact on how we look at ourselves?