Personal View:Body Image Issues in Today’s Society


Yvea Minor-Smith, Staff Reporter


We all know that just living in today’s society is very difficult. There are so many things happening in the world and its more obvious now than ever.We are more aware about anxiety,mental illnesses,etc.,and especially body image issues and low self esteem. Not everyone has problems with their self esteem, but some do and it is especially seen with more teen girls than teen guys.

Boys and girls may have or may not have self esteem issues.According to “Although boys and girls report similar levels of self-esteem during childhood, a gender gap emerges by adolescence, in that adolescent boys have higher self-esteem than adolescent girls.”

 Body images are a big part of it. In today’s society we see perfect photoshopped models on magazine covers with the absolute perfect bodies, or stunning celebrities.It’s not just in magazines. It’s in television, books, social media and etc.

It is the reactions from the people looking,reading, watching these “perfect” people. Their reactions are like “Wow!”, ‘Dang!” “They look beautiful.” and the victims of low self of esteem see their reactions and they want that.

They want someone to say that to them and mean it. Then they try to make themselves “perfect”, but someone once sung “nobody’s perfect” – Hannah Montana.

People think that being “pretty” or “in shape” is being perfect, but to perfect you just have to be yourself and be proud to be you.

Don’t be ashamed of you, your body, brains,hair, etc. Because there is nothing to be ashamed of at all. The only time when you should feel ashamed is when you try make someone feel like their worthless and not beautiful.