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- Rebuilding me -

TRIANGLE OF BEAUTY,

WEIGHT & SELF-ESTEEM 

A specific topic for some women in recovery in relation to building me-time through self-acceptance and self-worth is the meaning of body weight and how this connects to ideals of beauty. The stories of the participants reveal deeply rooted ideas on how women’s self-esteem and idea about beauty depends on their figure and body weight. These ideals can create embodied experiences of being afraid to be ‘not good enough’. As such they can play a role in why woman start to use, how they look at abstinence and the search for self-acceptance in recovery. These conceptions add complexity and challenges for women in recovery.

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