In the fairy tale of Snow White, the mirror could speak and reveal who was the most beautiful woman. For several decades our body image and the criticism we receive about it tend to define our self-esteem, relationships, eating behaviors, and daily lives. As a result, it contributes to enhancing the so-called social norms according to which not only do we judge other people’s body image, but also we are judged for it. This sort of criticism is called bodyshaming, and it creates a vicious circle. Do men and women show more similarities or differences when criticized for their body shape?
How do Sofia and Dimitris experience the criticism of their body image? What is written in fairy tales stays in fairy tales, or can we find it in real-life examples?
You can find out more about TEDxUniWA 2021 on our official website:https://www.tedxuniwa.com. Sofia Ntonti, also known as Black Velour, is a professional nail artist and the protagonist of the YouTube Channel ‘Black Velour’, with more than 90,000 subscribers, which explores mainly beauty issues and nail art.
Sofia’s partner in crime is Dimitris Kourakos. Dimitris is a photographer, videographer and graduate of the AKTO Interior Architecture – Decoration program, counting many years of experience in content creation on social media. These two speakers have combined their different interests and created a YouTube channel with more than 90,000 subscribers. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx