A Disappearing Act

By Miri Cypers, Senior Policy and Advocacy Specialist

Upon first glance, the woman on Vogue Italia’s September cover looks enticing, mysterious and even modestly dressed.

After a closer look, however, the image reveals a frightening detail: her teeny tiny waistline. According to this article published in Women’s E-News, the model’s photoshopped waistline measures an appalling 13 inches!

Do disturbing photos like these contribute to anorexia and women’s distorted body images? The experts say yes. Through our work at JWI, we encourage teens through our healthy relationship program to build self-esteem and healthy body images. Only through a proactive and engaged approach can mothers and daughters avoid being susceptible to such damaging images.


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