I love this video, which shows people who have had a makeover 'like the models in the magazines' - and feel that all their uniqueness has been taken away:
How much does society pressurise us to focus on our weight/body image? In the interests of 'open-ness' - Hannah Jean is my cousin - we lost touch for years, but got connected through Facebook. She has done much to my wardrobe and self-esteem!
A wonderful talk from a beautiful woman, who indicates that she 'simply won the genetic lottery': Will be back with the embed code which seems to have disappeared, but meantime follow the link.
Before 'Keep Calm and Carry On' became famous, whenever I mentioned to people that I was studying World War Two posters for my PhD, the most frequent responses was "ah-ha, your country needs you!", to which I would reply, well, yes, "right idea, wrong war"! The image, however, IS iconic, mentioned as Number 1 of the '100 Best Posters of the Century" in the 1990s, and did influence a number of Second World War campaigns,…