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Terri Libenson’s Pajama Diaries looks at body image issues for young girls

Terri Libensons Pajama Diaries looks at body image issues for young girls

Yesterday a three-part story-line kicked off in Terri Libenson’s The Pajama Diaries about body issues for young women.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer picked up on the story:

Q. You have two teenage daughters in real life, age 11 and 14. Were they the inspiration for Body Image?

A. I have my own back story. When I was in college I gained the usual freshman 15 pounds. Like a lot of girls I was very self-conscious about my body. I was also a perfectionist. I would compare myself to other girls. After I put on the weight I went on an extreme diet that consisted mainly of coffee, a little yogurt and some oatmeal. It was bad. My stomach hurt all the time and I felt terrible in general.

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Community Comments

#1 Joe Engesser
May/23/2014
@ 5:33 pm

Never had daughters, but still relate to Pajama Diaries message raising a teenage son. Today’s last panel really portrays the irony of media and body image. Thanks for helping us cope and smile every day, Terri!

#2 Gerry Mooney
May/28/2014
@ 12:54 pm

This is such an important message. Good work, Terri!

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