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  1. Editor's Message

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    Sarah Hamid-Balma Reprinted from "Body Image" issue of Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (1), p. 4 Body image was top of mind for me while producing this issue. For example, I remembered how before my wedding, one of my relatives suggested that I stuff ...

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  2. Love Your Body, Love Yourself

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    Laurie Kohl Reprinted from "Body Image" issue of Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (1), p. 5 Few of us today escape some kind of dissatisfaction about the way we look. In a 2008 study, only 10% of BC adolescent girls in Grades 7 through 12 rated themsel ...

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  3. Body Image, Self-Esteem and Mental Health

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    Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division Reprinted from "Body Image" issue of Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (1), p. 8 Body image and self-esteem start in the mind, not in the mirror. They can change the way you understand your value and worth ...

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  4. Bullying and a Broken Body Image

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    Michele L. Gardiner, MAC, CCC, IAEDP Reprinted from "Body Image" issue of Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (1), p. 12 This narrative is about body image and is based on my personal and professional experience. Sharing these details of my life makes me ...

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  5. My Body, My Story

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    A fat, gay man's story of embodiment Frank Colosimo Reprinted from "Body Image" issue of Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (1), p. 5 I have struggled with my body my entire life—mostly because I’ve been unhappy with it. I am finally at a better pla ...

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  6. Coming Into Your Own Skin

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    A bipolar take on body image and shame Meegan Simpson-Cooke, BSW Reprinted from "Body Image" issue of Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (1), p. 21 As a child, a family friend once compared my size favourably to that of her daughter: How come you’re so t ...

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  7. Purging My Eating Disorder

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    One man’s real-life struggle and recovery Tyson Busby Reprinted from "Body Image" issue of Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (1), p. 23 I struggled with an eating disorder from the time I was 18 until my mid-twenties. My struggles grew naturally out of ...

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  8. A Perfect Body in a Perfect World?

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    Anorexia, cultural pressure and chasing the ideal body across two continents Laura Chapman Reprinted from "Body Image" issue of Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (1), p. 26 Following my Grade 12 year, I travelled to Italy as an exchange student. There, ...

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  9. I Am Enough

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    My journey to a life of self-love and positive body image Ruby Roxx Reprinted from "Body Image" issue of Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (1), p. 29 Even before I was a teenager, I hated my body. As young as 11 or 12, I stopped paying attention to my g ...

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  10. Loving Your Body Is a Daily Choice

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    Chloe Allred Reprinted from "Body Image" issue of Visions Journal, 2016, 12 (1), p. 32 There isn’t a particular day or moment that I can look back on and say, “That is exactly when I became anorexic.” Many things came together to facilitate my a ...

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