In the spirit of reminding his followers that they are not alone, Lili Reinhart He posted on X (formerly Twitter) about his body dysmorphia and wondered what his life would be like without it.
In an article published a few days ago, Reinhardt talked about Insecurity around his arms: “I wish there were more average-sized arms for women in the media. I have body dysmorphia “She’s crazy because I feel like my arms need to be half of what they are now…” she wrote. “We glorify these tiny arms that, for most of us, were only achievable as teenagers.” “
Many of us can relate. It’s all too easy to compare our bodies to other people’s bodies, especially to celebrities’ bodies or images we see in the media. When we don’t see a variety of bodies in the media we consume, we may believe there’s only one way to be beautiful, or worse, that there’s something bad or wrong with our own bodies.But even celebrities (people to whom many of us compare our bodies) can have body image issues.
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body dysmorphic disorder It is a mental disorder in which the sufferer becomes obsessed with one or more aspects of his or her appearance. Most of the time, these thoughts revolve around perceived flaws that others won’t notice or that don’t actually exist. Many people will feel dissatisfied with their bodies without getting better. dysmorphic disorder.
Lili Reinhart He went on to talk more broadly about body dysmorphia.
“I really wonder how someone survives or gets through this life without suffering from severe dysmorphic disorder. Maybe it’s a magnified version of cruelty combined with my OCD, but damn. Over the past few years It’s crazy how much time I’ve wasted thinking about my arms in months,” she wrote. “I wanted to free myself up and let other women know they’re not alone.”
She has previously opened up about experiencing deformities due to acne. “I have a specific type of body dysmorphia caused by acne,” Reinhart told Glamor in a 2018 interview. “I think any acne on my face is an OCD. It’s me The only thing I can think of, it makes me want to hide.”
body dissatisfaction They often feel isolated, but if one thing is for sure, it’s that Reinhardt is not alone.
Article originally published by Teen Vogue, teenvogue.com, adapted by Paola Zamarripa.