RadioMD: Body Language
RadioMD: Body Language

Positive Body Image & Self-Esteem

June 7, 20139 min
Did you know that anxiety about looks begins at an early age and is proven to hold girls back from reaching their full potential?Do you believe that no young person should leave school feeling that they can't participate fully in life because of the way that they THINK they look?A troubling 6 out of 10 girls stop doing the things they love because they feel bad about their looks. If you have children or are an adult concerned about the future of our children, then you'll agree with and support the mission of guest Jess Weiner, Dove's Global Self-Esteem Ambassador, part of Dove's Self-Esteem project.Jess discusses her role and the social mission of the Dove Self-Esteem project, which is to encourage all women and girls to develop a positive relationship with beauty, helping them to raise their self-esteem, and thereby enabling them to realize their full potential. Sadly, anxiety about looks begins at an early age and is proven to hold girls back from reaching their full potential. They disconnect from life and even avoid normal daily activities such as raising their hand in class; or they won't go to the doctor because they're afraid their physician will judge them, based solely on their appearance, especially around weight issues.

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