|Senior Project Presentation Night. |
From Left: Makayla, Jocelyn, Amber, Dallin, Bradley, Austin
The media needs to promote respecting oneself and one's body, looking on the mindset of being a sexual object with the least degree of allowance, and help women become comfortable in their own skin. It may be wrong to say, but it wouldn't be completely wrong to say that media has a direct correlation with negative self image, depression, self harm, and eating disorders. In fact, my cousin suffered from the constant push from the media to be thin. She is lucky to still be alive today after her long road down a terrifying path of being a bulimic.
Cara is the individual who inspired me to use this topic for my senior project. About a year ago, she started her recovery from a vicious fight with bulimia. Cara was never a small girl; in fact, she was always heavier growing up. It was never easy for Cara to be comfortable in her own skin, especially with the expectation society has set through the media of what every teenage and young adult girl should look like. She slowly made her way towards becoming a bulimic. She would eat almost a whole week’s worth of groceries just to later throw them up.