Woman avoids mirrors for one year to reflect on body issues8/16/2012
After years of fighting with the mirror, beleaguered by eating disorders and body image issues, 29-year-old Kjerstin Gruys decided to fight back and embarked on an experiment to not look at the mirror for an entire year. The PhD student, who is featured this week on a "20/20" episode, learned to do things like put makeup on by memory, avoid her reflection in glass windows, and use car mirrors without looking at herself. Although she was planning a wedding at the time, she relied on friends to tell her which dresses looked best and, when the big day came, she managed to make it down the aisle without ever catching her reflection. Unable to obsess about how she looked, Gruys said, she was able to focus on the "real meaning of the day." [Source]
Do you think you could last a year without looking in a mirror?