Show TimesTimezone: CDT [UTC-5]
12:00 am - 2:00 am
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About the Show
“You don’t look like you have an eating disorder.” “You don’t look sick.” When you hear the words eating disorder, what do you think of? What’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Now stay with that image and look at society’s definition on what an eating disorder is. What do you see? The definition of what an eating disorder is and what it looks like to have one, has always been stigmatized and rooted in stereotypes. Where do those comments come from, ignorance. According to a 2015 study, less than 6% of people with eating disorders are medically diagnosed as “underweight.” and In a 2011 study, eating disorders affect at least 9% of the population worldwide and are still growing.” So what about the other 94% who don’t look like the stereotype? In a world where the standard for beauty is so unattainable it’s hard to be and feel beautiful/handsome when everyone is telling you you’re not. Especially when your body is changing on a daily basis, adolescents. You’re not even done growing and already society is telling you to look different. That constant pressure to meet an unattainable standard of beauty can be unhealthy and unmanageable. This station will talk about the causes, effects and implications of eating disorders, specializing with adolescents/teens and college students.