Sunday, May 6, 2012

New photos from The Doll Project for International No Diet Day

Today is International No Diet Day.  So many eating disorders begin as well-intentioned diets.

Mia and her mom make orange banana berry smoothies for breakfast


Sadly, for some the quest to eat more healthfully devolves into a downward spiral of self-destruction.

Still hungry after only having a smoothie for breakfast, Mia hides in the bathroom where she binges on ice cream


The focus on discipline and willpower and the desire to punish oneself for "cheating" on a diet can lead to a cycle of binging and purging.

After devouring the entire carton of ice cream, Mia is ashamed for breaking the diet her mother put her on and purges.


So today I wanted to share these new pictures from The Doll Project.  This part of the series explores the origins of eating disorders from another angle.  Those who have seen the previous installment may recall that I was looking at these issues from a historical perspective.  This part of the contemporary series of photos I am taking right now examines things from a psychological perspective.  Where does this sense of self-loathing come from? The fashion and beauty industry's impossible standards of physical perfection are not the only factors.  I'll get into that more later.

In the meantime, I'd like to invite my Chicago area readers who have not already done so to stop by the Envision Gallery at Flourish Studios to see The Doll Project before the show ends on Wednesday the 9th.

Here are the details:

Flourish Studios
3020 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL


Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10-7
Saturdays: 10-5
Sunday: Closed



I end this post now with some final food for thought for International No Diet Day:

Weigh What's Really Important

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