social issues

Body Image and Anxieties

Delete. Delete. Delete. Delete.

As a college senior sitting in my bedroom with my digital camera on hand, I went through the self-portraits I just took, critically examining how my body looked in the black bodysuit I was trying on for a costume. Fifteen minutes in front of the mirror with my camera had already passed. All I wanted was one picture to put on social media to show that I was almost finished with a costume of Nia Teppelin from Gurren Lagann. I also wanted that photo to make me feel like I looked good in the costume so far.