Our Body Obsessed Culture

“…Ultimately, this body obsessed culture is the basis on which eating disorders arise, and what must give in order for things to change. As a direct result of this collective obsession, fundamental factors of our mental well-being, such as body positivity and self-love, have become completely buried…”

A Culture of Caring

We can get ahead of this illness and stop others from being gripped by it in two ways: as a culture and through the government. I believe that if I had grown up in a home that empowered, encouraged, and facilitated a sense of self-worth that I would not have been vulnerable to the illness. I was not set-up to be resilient to the illness. We need, as a culture in Canada, to take care of each other.