Ep. 24: How Chronic Illness Can Impact Body Image


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Not only are we tackling the topic of body image in today’s episode, but the topic of body image with chronic illness. Having a chronic illness can take a toll on your body for a number of reasons and that can mess with our self-confidence and how we view our bodies. We’re taking on the impact that social media and advertising has on body image and how health issues feel like they add an extra layer of stress.

We share our personal body image stories, how chronic illness has impacted how we view our bodies, and how we’ve worked on self confidence. We also share our top tips for building body confidence and for not feeling like you need to or are supposed to look a certain way and live a certain life to be healthy.

The book Victoria mentioned: My Body is not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor

Get in touch by emailing us at beyondyourdiagnosis@gmail.comor messaging us on Instagram @beyondyourdiagnosis. Send us any questions, comments, or episode topics you’d like us to address. You can find Victoria on Instagram @lemonsnlyme and Derek at @chronicloveclub
*Disclaimer: this podcast is not meant to replace medical advice. We are simply sharing our experiences and advice. Also, adult language may be used.

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