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Dominique Lee

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How do we make a societal change to provide healthy body image and self-esteem in a culture that pushes unrealistic beauty norms on youth?

I've been researching positive body image and self-esteem works and wonder if as a culture we are able to provide a realistic portrayal of what beauty is in our youth and young women? Or are we setting them up with unrealistic expectations and failure? Are we rejecting those who do not fit in those cultural beauty standards? What are your thoughts? How can we make a difference?

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    Feb 5 2013: How can we make a difference? By having a culture that encourages the free flow of the genuine goodness and loving empathy. I have a friend, who by any standard, is not a role model of positive body image. I know it. He knows it. After 20 years of having him as a friend, his pockmarked face with funny nose is one of the most beautiful sight for me.
    I think it is in our mind naturally unless negative memes make us believe otherwise.

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