TED Talks – Body Positivity or Body Obsession? Learning to See More & Be More
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What Body Positivity or Body Obsession? Learning to See More & Be More 

Objectification and body image are prevalent sources of poor mental health.

Dr. Lindsay Kite, based on her own research and experiences, describes how body obsession can be turned into body positivity. Lindsay Kite is a scholar and advocate of positive body image. She holds a master’s and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Utah, specialising in the study of media representation of women and female body image.

In 2009, she co-founded the nonprofit Beauty Redefined along with her identical twin sister, Lexie Kite, and began giving presentations for schools, treatment centers, religious congregations across the U.S. on the power of recognising, rejecting and resisting harmful messages about bodies and women’s worth in popular culture.

Through engaging online education and activism, Lindsay and Lexie’s work reaches millions of people online each year where they share the core message of Beauty Redefined: Women are more than just bodies. See more. Be more.Lindsay’s passion for promoting and teaching body image resilience is both an academic and personal one.

Even though this talk is from a female perspective, men also experience the same issues.