The lovely @Headlunging linked me to a fascinating audio piece about body image with 4 different stories including Wannabes, by Kath Duncan, exploring people who feel abnormal in their bodies and voluntarily disable themselves. A very chilling story of a man who tried to chisel off his toe. Another story is an excerpt of Elizabeth Threlkeld's Young At War, where she 'found two girls in Iraq for whom body image and plastic surgery have become extremely important, albeit for two very different reasons.' The sound piece comes from Chicago based Third Coast International Audio Festival, who collect and share audio stories from around the world.
An amazing hour long piece that is so very interesting to listen to. Give it a go.
Body Image Show at Third Coast International Audio Festival