Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
Tue June 24, 2014
The difficult and complex issues surrounding women's body images
Studies show that by age six, many girls start to express concerns about their weight or about becoming too fat. Sadly, these concerns can lead to bulimia, anorexia and other eating disorders which affect more than twenty-four million people in the United States, with young women the most at risk. Exposed to media images of thin female models and actresses along with mothers and other role models in their lives who obsess about their weight, young girls quickly develop problems with how they view their own bodies. Joining us to discuss body image and eating disorders is psychologist and author Dr. Ann Kearney-Cooke from The Cincinnati Psychotherapy Institute; Stacy Sims, founder of True Body Project; University of Cincinnati Department of Communications Associate Professor Dr. Stephen Haas; and Sarah Yeung, who is in recovery from a 14-year-long battle with eating disorders.