This action cannot be undone.
Please report the problem here.
Publication Date: 11 Jul 2019
Subject: Human body
Suitable for: Secondary (Year 9, Year 10, Year 11)
Advice to help teenagers develop or retain a positive body image.
We're all bombarded with information and images - through the media and our peers - about being too big, too small, being cool, being popular or having the 'right' kind of clothes. This book addresses the body issues that nearly everyone worries about at some point in their lives and gives practical and mindful solutions to work through worries, using real-life examples, quotes and anecdotes from young adults interviewed especially for this book.
'Body Brilliant' explores psychological pressures that make us see our bodies in certain ways, positively or negatively, as well as considering how adolescent body changes, gender identity and gender expectations, sexuality and sexual orientation affect self-image, and looks at issues such as body dysmorphia and eating disorders.
'Body Brilliant' also encourages you to think about how you view differences in others and understand that variety is a brilliant thing. And that being yourself is much better than being just like everyone else. Learn to celebrate the differences that make every body brilliant!
NOTE : The end of each chapter contains recommendations for online, fiction and non-fiction content related to what has just been read.
NOTE : Longlisted for the Information Book Award 2020
Let's understand body image
Different times, different cultures
Internet, social media and celebrity culture
Adolescence and puberty
Body dysmorphic disorder
Living with visible (or invisible) difference
Eating disorders and self-harm
How to improve your body image
Feed your brilliant body
Find your exercise
Your best brilliant body
Self-expression and self-respect