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Life Size Barbie Fights Eating Disorders…

22 Apr

Galia Slayen’s built a life-sized Barbie doll for the first National Eating Disorders Awareness month.  The Barbie doll stands about 6 feet tall with a 39″ bust, 18″ waist, and 33″ hips. Freaky, huh?

Galia battled aneroxia in high school and wanted to build the life-size representation of Barbie to show the world what an eating disorder looks like and how young girls can develop a negative self-image from being bombarded with “perfect” dolls, models, and other images from the media.

I think this is amazing.  So many young girls (and even older women) battle eating disorders in order to look like what society says is beautiful.  As a mom I want to teach my children to be healthy and active, not skinny.  What do you think?

(image and content via MSNBC)