SPECIAL MENTION TES/NASEN BEST ACADEMIC BOOK AWARD `Anna has written a very descriptive book of her feeling and the difficult times she went through as she struggled with anorexia. The book gives advice, recovery ideas and encouragement for those who suffer eating disorders' - International Woman `I enjoyed her style of writing and would certainly recommend this book to anyone interested in eating disorders' - Signpost `Provides a valuable insight into how a young person with an eating disorder thinks and feels' - Contact a Family `The style is clear and engaging and ought to reach young people who are experiencing difficulties. The level of information contained would be of equal value to the families of these young people in helping them understand the emotions of their loved ones' - Educational Psychology Looking in the bathroom mirror for the first time since my illness had begun, I saw how I really looked. I was a walking skeleton, with my skin stretched tight over my bones. My face had become a skull, and when I smiled, it looked like I was wearing a horror mask. Anna has suffered a serious eating disorder and, more importantly, she has recovered! In this book she provides the reader with: " a moving account of her experiences " information about eating disorders " a plan for recovery " HOPE. The book is intended for young people and their families, and all those who care for children at risk.
Chapter 7: Do Thin Women in the Media Influence Me?
Do Thin Women in the Media Influence Me?
Thin models and actresses are often blamed for the rise in eating disorders. This chapter examines this widely held belief and looks at the reality of the situation.
Many people believe that eating disorders start because young women want to look like models. As we saw in the previous chapter, there are many reasons why an eating disorder develops - it is not simply a person's desire to be as thin as a model. However, the way that our society portrays the perfect woman does affect young people when they are growing up. You only have to turn on the television to see the images that our society puts forward as ...