Julianne Salancy

Stories from Julianne Salancy

Body image is a mental picture that a person creates and perceives that may or may not be how others view that person’s body. These attitudes a person experiences exist in both sexes and can be carried with them through their entire life (Cash, 2004). Researchers have often questioned how, over time, body image has become more of a life burden. Between young children, women, and men, media has played a leading role in how society is now affected by the unrealistic view of a person’s body. Body image dissatisfaction is not uncommon and tends to affect the quality of someone’s life.