3 ‘survivors’ of body dysmorphia & 1 psychiatrist come together to talk about the different layers and nuance of body image and dysmorphia, its effect on love and dating, and one’s own self-worth.

watch other episodes apart of the Health & Body Series ➭ https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6dkdA9K04kc_h3_N77Qbh1N5Vw26syK4

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Emma IG: emmatamsinhill
Emma Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EmmaTamsin
Dr. Jess IG: https://www.instagram.com/askdrjess/
Dr. Jess Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX9FgkqkG0K_VwFYkRXDRXw
Aalim IG: theaalimabdul

0:00​-5:19 Introductions and overview!
5:19 The danger of definitions & diagnoses + is your body a ‘choice’?
10:15 is your body a ‘choice’? Why is it so easy to hate and not accept it?
14:20 The crazy similarities of growing up Fat vs Skinny.
20:50 Needing validation from others & how it can change your life
24:49 The danger of getting validation from others.
29:40 Skinny people experiencing BD but feeling silenced
33:16 BD’s effect on sex, love, dating, and self-worth

what’s your name? Tarek Ali (Tuh-reek Ali)
are you muslim? no but yes? I’m omnist/perennialist
what’s your instagram? @itstarekali on everything
how old are you? 23 ( birthday 11/11)
What’s your sign? Scorpio (virgo rising, aries moon)
how tall are you? 6’1″
what’s your ethnicity? African-American
where are you from? childhood in 757, middle school years in Richmond/Chesterfield, high school in PG Maryland (DC area)
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➭ editing: final cut pro