I've been watching Mia Skäringer's series "Kroppshets" on SVT Play and I demand you all to do the same. It's the most accurate series I've ever seen. It's so naked and it's the truth exactly as it is in today's society. Nothing else.
The series main themes are that we put unbelievably many hours on focusing on our bodies, what we eat, working out and how we look. The series is heartbreaking because you realize that it's not only you or the people you know that suffer from eating disorders. Our whole society suffers from an eating disorder.
We've been brain washed since we were kids on how the perfect body should look and that we should feel guilty about not fitting this ideal. This is so insane but the series gives you such a perspective on this. It goes beyond all of us that are suffering from anorexia, bulimia or etc. Because the series show that basically the whole population suffer from a totally unhealthy ideal.
What I like so much about it is that it's so honest in every way. Mia Skäringer shows us how we get blinded by photoshop and how we've taught our brains to like edited pictures. Seeing an unedited picture these days wakes a stronger reaction in us than seeing edited pictures. This is how brainwashed we are with the ideal body and the unhealthy image social media and the whole society throws in our faces. And it pushes us to a point where we either feel obligated to edit our own pictures to fit the ideal or to loose weight and take on some really unhealthy habits to fit it.
I wish I would wake up one morning and just be free from all the negative thought I have about my own body. Because I feel like I'm in a place where I objectively don't like anything about the pressure of the ideal body and all that comes with it. But I'm still having a hard time to stand up for myself in this world of pressure and actively choose not to be a part of it at all.
I know that one day I'll be entirely free from my eating disorders and one day I'll be ready to stand up for this normalized unhealthy ideal with every bone in me. But for now I do what I can and fight both for myself and all other people struggling.
(You can watch the series here)