10th November 2011
I'm a religious follower of all your documentaries because I think that so many women and girls can relate to the issues you debate in your programmes.
Being 17 and being being of a mixed ethnic background ever since I was a little girl I have had serious self confidence issues all my life. Your programme about body dilemmas I thought was amazing because so many women are so selfconcious but it is hard when all these celebrities and perfect models make young girls have so many insecurities and it's sad because the portrayl of these apparent 'perfect' women in the world just fuel the fire for self hatred. Especially with myself being half asian and often mistaken as a different race it just upsets me because I would love to be the typical blonde hair blue eyed tall slim typical image of beauty that you see in the high brand adverts.
However like your programmes say it is all about acceptance of who you are even though it is hard. I always try so hard to better my appearence even though nothing ever works changing hair colour. I don't think the media is taking seriously the impact having all these beautiful celebrities and stupidly thin and amazing figures shoved down the throats of young teenage boys and girls because the consquences are insane. Personally I know a girl who is suffering from bulemia and it is the saddest thing to see my beautiful friend deterioate in front of my eyes and the funny thing is my friend is actually a beautiful girl with such a lovely personality but I guess the stress of her working in a hair salon where image is key and insecurities have all lead to her illness. The sad thing is I have even envied how thin she is because I would love people to look at me and think wow, she's slim or wow she's beautiful. Really pathetic I know.