The website Healthy Is the New Skinny has a post up titled Beautiful Imperfection: Katie Halchishick’s Iconic Photo Hits the Stands. The post highlights a photo which accompanies a feature in O (Oprah’s magazine) about beauty and body image. The post describes the image this way:

And our own Katie Halchishick – co-founder of Healthy is the New Skinny and the Perfectly Unperfected Project – anchors an 8-page section on beauty and body image with a photo destined to be an iconic image.  Shot by famed photographer Matthew Rolston, Katie stands naked (the first nude in O history), holding an equally bare Barbie doll.   Dotted lines, of the sort that might be made by a cosmetic surgeon (or a photo editor preparing a retouch), cover Katie, indicating what would have to be cut away in order for her to have Barbie’s body.

Commenting on the image the author of the post goes on to write, “What sets the O photo apart is the powerful reminder of how far even such a gorgeous model as Katie falls short of an unattainable ideal.” The post also discusses some of the issues raised in the O feature, including some data on body image from women of different ages.

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