Body acceptance in an age of enhancement – Michelle Sparkes

Body acceptance in an age of enhancement

Real bodies are real beautiful because they house real people inside. But in a landscape of digitally and physically enhanced bodies, how do we determine where the lines and healthy boundaries are for us in terms of enhancement? These questions are not as simple as they first appear because we all engage in body/self care /enhancement to some degree or another – from the functional to the obsessional – from the clothes we wear, to whether  we cut, style or colour our hair, groom our bodies, use make-up, exfoliants, facials, fillers, botox, cosmetic surgery. Where’s the line for you and how do you determine that?

I think what is important is that we have opportunity to talk through and think through these issues and come to our own conclusions. To reflect and consider long enough to avoid behaviours and trends that may not serve us in the long-term. I welcome your thoughts and reflections.  @mp_sparkes

About the Author

Michelle is a physiotherapist and professional counsellor with lived experience of anorexia, EDNOS and binge-eating in her teen and early adult years. Founder of Women Worth their Weight, and author of Illuminating Anorexia Michelle is passionate about helping people recover from these health and life consuming problems.