My Body Gallery: Do you see your self for real?
Recently Victoria Beckham was quoted as saying that she and Jennifer Lopez wore the same size. It’s called Body Dysmorphia and according to MyBodyGallery almost all women have some level of body dysmorphia.
A recent study found that;
95% of women overestimate the size of their hips by 16% and their waists by 25%, yet the same women were able to correctly estimate the width of a box. We look in the mirror and cannot see what is actually there.
In January, 2010 My Body Gallery launched a website to battle this problem. www.MyBodyGallery.com is a website that lets women search user uploaded pictures by height, weight, pant size, shirt size and body type. This allows women to more objectively see what their own bodies look like.
In a world saturated with photoshopped images of size zero women there is finally a way for women to see ourselves as we really are. So, let’s start with me.
Here are two images that represent “me” standing 5’9 height and between 140-150 pounds (I would have snapped a pic of me, but I am too cozy sitting in my jammies right now). The most interesting part of this is the difference in pants size. I am a 8-10. The woman on the left is a 2, on the right is 6. Why the difference between the three of us?
Who knows — but the point is who cares!
We are different individuals, different frames, and different ways our bodies distribute our weight.
And I am just fine with that….are you?