Saturday, 18 May 2019

DAY SIX MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK | BODY IMAGE Q&A WITH... AMPUTEE, ANONYMOUS


Name: Anonymous
Age:
Location:


Why did you agree to take part in this Q&A?
Because Aimee asked me

At what age do you think you first began to take notice of your body image?
12


What made you take notice?
My body was changing, maturing and developing

Would you say that your thoughts on your body image began as positive or negative?
Positive


Why do you think that was?
Natural progression


How have your thoughts on your body image changed over time?
I haven’t struggled; at my age body image doesn’t matter so much. As long as I’m clean and healthy! I am what I am!


In what way do you think your thoughts on your body image impact your mental health?
It hasn’t at all… but the functioning of my body affects the practical side of my life because I’m an amputee.


What do you think about the media’s portrayal of body image?
I think it’s totally over the top – body image shouldn’t be such an important thing but I think that you only realise as you’re getting older


If you could say one thing (about body image) to people, what would it be?
Over time I think it becomes less important. Your body image should be irrelevant to who you are