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    Body Image

    A person undergoes many thoughts about themselves based on society’s so-called ‘standards.’ It is said that men have to be tall and muscular and women have to be beautiful with an amazing body. The standards that society puts on...

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    • Dear Yamilet:

      This was a very thorough post. I like how you included the many ways in which body image can be affected both positively and negatively. I particularly liked the part about how family can play a huge factor on the state of someone’s body image. I think it’s really important to be a positive force in someone’s life in regards to their body image. This is especially true for kids/teenagers since they/we are more impressionable.

      Family are people that you see quite often so if you have someone in your family who always criticizes something about your physical appearance, it’s bound to take a toll on you. This can lead to a decrease in mental health and ultimately physical health (could potentially even cause disordered eating behaviors). I feel at times in some families, though unintentionally, an environment is created where those who have a more ideal appearance are looked at in a more positive light (perhaps due to societal standards). You should always feel loved by family members, so I feel it is pertinent for families to create an environment where your value is not placed on your body (or anything else for that matter, besides maybe family values).

      However, many times it can be hard to change the minds of people who are set in their beliefs. Would you have any advice on how to get people to understand the effect that body image has on people? Did you in your research fund any methods on how to deal with a negative family environment regarding body image? If this is a topic you are interested in, I’m looking forward to seeing what else you write!

      Thank you for this post. It reminded me to make sure to check in on those around me!

      -Maritza ^^*

    • Dear Yamilet,
      I am impressed by your post. I liked how you included the many ways a body image can affect us both positively and negatively. I found interesting the part about the way a family can play such a huge factor in someone’s body image. If your own family is criticizing you it is bound to take a huge toll on you.
      Another thing I found interesting was “All the negative factors affecting someone’s body image causes harm to their mental health.” because I feel like many don’t take into account how badly it can harm someone. Most people expect you to forget about it or “get over it”. I agree that many people will try to change their body image in any way they can and they can end up harming themselves.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what your write next because you are a strong writer and are deeply connected to these issues.
      Karen.

    • Dear Yamilet,
      I am impressed by your post, “Body Image” because it talks about a serious topic regarding one’s body image. This is a serious topic because as discussed in the post it can have many negative effects on people and their families.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “All the negative factors affecting someone’s body image causes harm to their mental health”. I think this is concerning because if one’s mental health can be affected by comments about their body from others this means there could be many people going through it. This is because there is many people on social media seeing what others have to think or say about what they believe someone’s body should look like.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because maybe it will be another important topic that can help others. Such as this one which gives us a better understanding on how mental health can be effected from people overlooking what they think their bodies should look like because of what others think.

      Emmanuel

    • Dear Yamilet:
      I am intrigued about your post, “Body Image,” because this is something many people struggle with. It’s not only girls, many guys struggle with their image. this has a very negative effect on people and their confidence.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Another major factor that influences one’s body image is social media. Through social media, people have an idea of how they believe they should look and unrealistic expectations.” I think this is accurate because social media really does negatively impact people when looking at themselves. They feel they need to meet certain beauty standards and body standards.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it is a really important topic that needs to be addressed.
       Leah Rodriguez

    • Dear Yamilet,
      I am amazed by the information talked about in your post, “Body Image”. Society has an impact on the way people view themselves and their bodies as well as their families. They have a huge role to play in the way people see and treat themselves, especially when they are related or have a close bond. I was able to notice that a person would either be affected positively or negatively by their responses. Nevertheless, there are many cases in which they receive the negative side of it and respond by changing themselves and feeling negative about their body. Furthermore, body image is something we unconsciously judge as it has been ingrained into us by society and is connected to our mental health. This is especially important once we realize that many people feel self-conscious about themselves and that our society and families are one of the root causes for it. 
      One sentence that stands out to me is: “It is said that men have to be tall and muscular and women have to be beautiful with an amazing body. As I said before I am appalled to know and recognize that many people feel the need to pressure others into a specific mold. This connects to the topic my English class was having about gender roles and how society as a general wants to put people into labels. I believe that people should be who they are and learn to love themselves especially when many people struggle with their body image, which may affect them negatively about the way they view themselves. 
      Thank you for writing this as it will help others become more aware of the fact that body image has been influencing and pressuring others to change themselves. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because of the facts and points you made out in your writing. Your writing was able to help me recognize just how much family affects the way you view and feel about yourself. I appreciate the fact that you were able to put down the sources you found your information on as I was able to read more on the topic. 

      Linette A

    • Dear Yamilet,
      I am astonished by the information talked about in your post, “Body Image”. Society has an impact on the way people view themselves and their bodies as well as their families. They have a huge role to play in the way people see and treat themselves, especially when they are related or have a close bond. I was able to notice that a person would either be affected positively or negatively by their responses. Nevertheless, there are many cases in which they receive the negative side of it and respond by changing themselves and feeling negative about their body. Furthermore, body image is something we unconsciously judge as it has been ingrained into us by society and is connected to our mental health. This is especially important once we realize that many people feel self-conscious about themselves and that our society and families are one of the root causes for it. 

      One sentence that stands out to me is: “It is said that men have to be tall and muscular and women have to be beautiful with an amazing body. As I said before I am appalled to know and recognize that many people feel the need to pressure others into a specific mold. This connects to the topic my English class was having about gender roles and how society as a general wants to put people into labels. I believe that people should be who they are and learn to love themselves especially when many people struggle with their body image, which may affect them negatively about the way they view themselves. 

      Thank you for writing this as it will help others become more aware of the fact that body image has been influencing and pressuring others to change themselves. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because of the facts and points you made out in your writing. Your writing was able to help me recognize just how much family affects the way you view and feel about yourself. I appreciate the fact that you were able to put down the sources you found your information on as I was able to read more on the topic. 

      Linette A

    • I completely agree. It is hard not to get caught up in peer pressure, social media, and comparisons, especially in high school. I’m someone that has struggled with body image for a long time but ultimately making healthy choices around eating and exercise were the most effective

    • Dear Yamilet,
      I enjoyed reading your post about the views on body image because its something that is very big today. I do agree with you on the standards that have been set for men and women body types these days are heavily influenced by social media. Everyone wants to look the same because social media has set one type of body as beautiful when in reality all body types are beautiful.

      One thing you said that stuck out to me is when you said, ¨Through the ideas of how one should look, people may make drastic changes to achieve a ‘perfect body image’ which can also cause harm to their body.¨ It stuck out to me because I feel like these days there are a lot of people, men and women who starve themselves and do other very unhealthy things to their bodies to try and meet the bodily standards that have been set.

      Thank you for your writing. I look forward to reading your work again because you really got through with what you were saying and said what needed to be said about this topic. You explained it clearly and didn’t get off topic which was good as well.

      Brandi Alvarez

    • Dear Yamilet,
      I am very intrigued by your post, “Body Image” because I can agree with you that now in days people have high stands on what men and women should look. I can also say that I can notice many people be insecure because of the way they look. I can also agree that social media has put out a unrealistic standard for girls to look like.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “This misleading idea causes them to want to change their appearance and most often affects them in a negative way.” I think this is a very true statement because even myself I can see it on social media.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I can see that you talk about situations that aren’t really talked about. I am also looking forward to your writing again because you seem to put in your thoughts on what your writing about.

    • Dear Yamilet,
      Thank you for writing this piece. This is a very important issue that many people battle internally every day. I have many friends and family members that suffer from body dismorphia and low self-esteem. I was blessed to have a mother who raised me to be comfortable in and to love my own skin but I try to share this positivity with those around me every chance I get.

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    Perfection vs Reality

    On a daily basis, people struggle with their insecurities and imperfections. People commit mistakes through any action causing them to feel less of themselves. Many feel like they must obtain perfection to be the best version of themselves. But...

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    • Dear Yamilet,
      I am amazed by your post, “Perfection vs. Reality” because many people do struggle with insecurities and imperfections. Many believe that they have to be perfect and obtain the best version of themselves. 
      One sentence that stood out to me was “Although many try to achieve perfection, it is important to be content with oneself. There is always room for improvement and there is nothing wrong with wanting to improve yourself whether it be emotionally, physically, or even financially.” I think this is important because people should be comfortable with themselves and be satisfied with who they are. 
      Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like the comparisons you made between “perfections” and reality.

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