#body_? - participatory research project
Bodypositivity in analog and digital lifeworlds of adolescents.
On Instagram, hashtags like #bikinibridge , #thighgap , #collarbonechallenge , #thinspiration or #abcrack propagate beauty ideals that are problematic in terms of health aspects. Beauty ideals are staged that propagate, among other things, very lean or extremely athletic body images - beauty ideals that have little to do with healthy exercise and eating behavior. For example, the "ab crack" is only visible from a maximum body fat percentage of 12% (in normal-weight women, however, the fat percentage is between 18 and 20%). Of particular concern is that these Instagram trends often purport to promote a healthy lifestyle, when in fact they incite the opposite ('disease').
The constant comparison to images promoted on social media can have negative consequences. The "beautiful" appearance of Influencer*innen and Co. is taken as face value. It is "embellished" and "beauty filters" are used. Especially on Instagram, this tendency is reinforced with built-in image editing. This constant comparison between the digital and analog worlds can lead to emotional conflicts.
The aim of the project is to support adolescents and young adults in strengthening or developing a positive (body) self-image
Through methods of information transfer to individual preparation, adolescents and young adults are enabled to generate a positive outward (opportunities and possibilities) and inward (self-perception, positive self-image) view in a resource-oriented manner.
The participatory process between primary and secondary target groups also enables the development of a sustainable project, which has an impact on an individual as well as social level and opens up communication processes.
|project name||#body_? From Positivity to Neutrality to Self-Determination - Concepts of Body and Health in Adolescents' Analog and Digital Lifeworlds|
Fonds Gesundes Österreich (FGÖ): Health promotion projects to strengthen the psychosocial health of children, adolescents and young adults
Call topic 2: Projects to promote a positive (body) self-image and reduce weight stigma
|Project duration||01/01/2022 - 31/12/2023|
|Project budget total||151,334.00 EUR|
|Share FHV||26,400.00 EUR|