How to Cope with Bad Body Image

Cara's Corner

I’m sure most people struggle with their body image, some more than others.

As somebody who struggled with an eating disorder for many years, I have a lot of experience with this. However, low self esteem relating to our bodies is in no way exclusive to those with eating disorders. We are all vulnerable to falling prey to those negative thoughts and feelings.

I still struggle with body image a lot, but it is definitely better than it was. One of the ways I cope with this is to think about everything I like about myself, appearance related or not.

I like my tattoos – which in turn helps me to like my body more. I like that I am caring. I like that I am academic. I like that I have pink hair, and that it is so thick it’s withstood years of being bleached to within an inch…

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