Fiction

Perception & Body Image

Looking into the mirror made her sad. She decided to cover the offending object with a bed sheet. But shopping for clothes was as depressing. “I’m too fat and ugly so who’s looking at me anyway,” she wondered out loud each time. It was only years later that she realised she was actually beautiful. A year of therapy seemed to do magic because she was ten kilos heavier but just looking at things a different way.

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