Psychologist Renee Engeln examines beauty sickness in our culture - the psychological stress placed on women and girls to measure up to cultural ideas around their bodies, and explains why moving to a healthier society requires both a shift in individual actions, and a transformation of our culture itself.
Renee is author of Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Girls and Women from Harper Collins.
Renee will be speaking about her book at the Evanston Lit Fest this weekend. Find out more here.
Renee Engeln is a professor of psychology and director of the Body and Media Lab at Northwestern University.