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This infographic focuses on combatting body image issues influenced by media. In it, Morreale proposes three solutions: practice positive self talk; surround yourself with positive people; and avoid the scale. These solutions are supported by research by the Student Nutrition Action Committee at UCLA. The images that accompany these solutions are simple and universal in scope. The consistency in font and format and the balance between text and simple images allows readers to digest the information being presented quickly and easily. This project also provides a different way to approach describing highly visual content for screen readers.
ENGLWRIT 112: College Writing
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How to Combat Body Image Issues Caused by Media
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Combat Body Image Issues Infographic Descriptive Transcript
Title reads “How to Combat Body Image Issues Caused by the Media” in dark green text on top of a pastel green background.
Content Panel 1
Header reads “Practice Positive Talk” in black text. Subheadings read: “Give Yourself Compliments” and “Stop Negative Self Talk” in black text. Explanation provided reads: “Young adults are impacted most by the media. The Student Nutrition Action Committee at UCLA suggests doing these 2 major things to combat negative media influence on body image. By doing these things, you can start to believe that you are worth more than the unrealistic representations of people we see on social media” in gray text. To the left is an outline of two heads facing each other in white with a small light blue dialogue bubble overlayed on top of a larger blue dialogue bubble. The image and text are on top of a pastel green background.
Content Panel 2
Header reads “Surround Yourself with Positive People” in black text. Subheadings read: “Unfollow Accounts That Promote Negative Body Image” and “Be Around Healthy People” in black text. Explanation provided reads: “The Student Nutrition Action Committee at UCLA as well as experts at King University believe that the saying ‘you are who you associate with’ plays a big role in fighting against negative stigma surrounding body image in the media. When young adults surround themselves with body positivity, they become more body positive” in gray text. To the right is an image of bodies in different colours – purple, blue, orange, red, and green – holding hands to form a circle. The image and text are on top of a light blue background.
Content Panel 3
Header reads “Stay Off the Scale” in black text. Subheadings read: “Focus on Your Health” and “A Number Does Not Define You” in black text. Explanation provided reads: “The Student Nutrition Action Committee at UCLA emphasizes the importance for young adults to stay off the scale. The scale only gives you a measurement of your weight, it does not actually determine how healthy of a person you are” in gray text. To the left is a gray scale with dark gray footprints on it and a red X across. The image and text are on top of a pastel blue background.
Header reads “Works Cited” in black text. The two citations are provided in gray text on top of a pastel green background.
“Media Influence on Body Image”, Mirror-Mirror, 2020, https://mirror-mirror.org/media-influence-on-body-image. Accessed 25 March 2021.
“Link Between Social Media & Body Image.” King University Online, online.king.edu/news/social-media-and-body-image/