“In general, the public reinforces this notion of thinness, and it is evidenced in the epidemic of eating disorders not only with models, but also dancers, gymnasts, runners and many others. Not only do we see emaciated models, but even mannequins are undersized. The advertising industry uses computer-generated models or different body parts of different women, which promotes an extreme distortion of what the average woman looks like. Meanwhile, the food industry has supersized everything.”
I am a double major in dance and psychology, I have been a dancer for almost 20 years, focusing primarily in ballet. I consider myself a very lucky person, to have had such an incredible amount of support, in my dance career, from my family. I am forever grateful for, and will always treasure my dancing years. My interest in this topic arose from my life-long exposure to the dance world, combined with my developing knowledge of psychology. For me, this project was perfect, I was able to combine my love for the two disciplines, while investigating answers to the aspects of the dance world that I found most frustrating.
Through the Looking Glass
Research Conducted by:
Dr. Gerard Barron