This yo-yo or extreme dieting may be seen as harmless or even vain but we must recognize it stems from a very dangerous place. Negative body image is the negative self-perception of your body. It is often accompanied by shame; the unworthiness we feel due to our flaws. This combination of negative body image and shame is what leads us to take desperate measures with our bodies.
Marta Michalek dreams of living in a world filled with women who look in the mirror and say, hey beautiful. After spending more than two-thirds of her life trying to make her body disappear, she is now an advocate for self-love, self-compassion, and proudly taking up space in a room. A business analyst by day, in her spare time Marta enjoys deadlifting, climbing mountains, and reading everything she can get her hands on.
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