women with Body Dysmorphia Disorder (BDD awareness) (what is BDD…
women with Body Dysmorphia Disorder (BDD awareness)
adult women (20+ to up)
what is BDD
obsessing over flaws of an appearance
obsessively looking at the mirror/avoiding the mirror
having a feeling of shame when people look at them
have trouble focusing due to their physical flaws
Can interrupt daily activities when it becomes worse (not leaving the house)
efforts to hide their physical flaws using masks, sunglasses, photoshopped selfies, etc.
feeling depressed/anxious/suicidal over their looks for not being perfect
BDD is genetic, or can be acquired
why do we need to know this?
since people are becoming aware of mental health, other disorders that aren't discussed much should be given attention to
to tackle the toxicity of beauty standards
self-love in baby steps
issues concerning the outer appearance matter
less critical of women for their looks
the obsession for physical beauty is the main problem bec
the belief of looking beautiful to have a better life/treatment from others (lookism)
competing with other girls
aiming for perfection
bullied for looking 'less than perfect'
teaches girls that their looks equal their worth
empathizing people w/ this disorder and not calling them accusations like 'self obsessed', 'vain/narcisstic'
discuss the importance of inner self and importance of living
direct them to therapists who are willing to help them
encourage friends and family to listen to loved ones w/ low self perception over their looks, even though it may seem 'insignificant' to them
pink. it is associated with love for others and oneself. also often associated with womanhood
pastel, to capture the 'gentle' and 'approachable' vibe
azaleas-"take care of yourself for me". symbolizes womanhood in chinese symbolisms