How body-shaming shapes your self-image
Are you comfortable with your body?
If not, have you ever questioned why?
Society's policing of bodies has led to a rise in body dysmorphia, affecting people of all shapes and sizes.
Body dysmorphia is a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about perceived flaws in their appearance.
TV producer Alan Ford and broadcaster Nolwazi Tusini talk body politics, body-shaming and body positivity.
They explain that how you treat your body, how you let other people treat you and how you talk about yourself affects your self-image.
Growing up as a chubby child, I've been having a war with my body.Nolwazi Tusini, broadcaster
Last year, I decided that I'm going to actively teach myself to fall in love with my body.Nolwazi Tusini, broadcaster
I'm comfortable within myself, but my body dysmorphia changes; the way I feel about myself.Alan Ford, TV producer
From a very young age, girl children and women are taught to say things to our bodies that we wouldn't dream of saying to someone else.Nolwazi Tusini, broadcaster
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