Lies They Told You About Your Body

The media doesn’t do the best job when it comes to telling young girls about their bodies. I’m sure I wasn’t the only 7 year-old watching The Little Mermaid and wondering why her waist wasn’t even the width of her neck. Or watching 25 year-olds play teenagers in movies and wondering what was delaying my C cups and contoured cheekbones.

Fiction aside, even content that is supposed to be factual — textbooks, newspapers, advertisements — usually relies on outdated research carried out primarily by cis-men with vested interests.

Fun fact…