Extreme Beauty Ideals From Around The Globe

In Mauritania, thin isn't considered beautiful. Skinny women are viewed as poor and not able to afford food. We speak with body image experts around the globe about why women seem to be subject to body drama whether big or small.

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  • Kate Wicker,
    Athens, GA
    Author of 'Weightless: Making Peace With Your Body'; Body
  • Senia Bechir Abderahman,
    Oslo, Norway
    Force-fed in West Africa; From Western Sahara; Grew up in Western Sahara
  • Agaila Abba,
    Oshkosh, WI
    Political Science / International Studies student at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; Originally from Western Sahara
  • Lisa Toccafondi Shutt,
    Cultural anthropologist; Director of Undergraduate Programs, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies