body image

www.ayearwithoutmirrors.com

The author of “Mirror Mirror off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year” recently gave a talk at the University of West Florida about body image and her book. Kjerstin Grys is a doctoral candidate at the department of sociology at University of California Los Angeles. In 2011, she decided to take a year without consciously looking at mirrors.

KI: Kjerstin, what inspired you to do that?