I once saw a black and white photograph of the ultra-thin model Twiggy eating what appeared to be a plate of batter- dipped fish and French fries.
And it provoked something. It had to do with the trigger-rife connection involving her thin physique and disordered food/body image concerns.
Twiggy (real name, Lesley Lawson) was world famous for her look, one which showcased a boyish, thin body, short hair and large eyes that were further accentuated by painted on eyelashes. Named "The Face of 1966" by The Daily Express
"I was very skinny, but that was just my natural build. I always ate sensibly – being thin was in my genes.”
“The body type portrayed in advertising as the ideal is possessed naturally by only 5% of the American females.”
The Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders, “Eating Disorders: A Summary of Issues, Statistics, and Resources”
“O my dove…let me see your form…for your form is lovely.”
Song of Solomon 2:14
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