Demi Moore‘s daughter, Tallulah Willis, gave a candid interview with Stylelist Blogger Network’s Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum of StyleLikeU, discussing everything from what her parents taught her (including to love herself and love body), what’s influenced her style, and how big of a problem body image is among her friends.
Tallulah credits her mom with providing positive messages about her body and self-esteem while growing up, but says that eating disorders are still rampant among the people she knows, and says that body dysmorphia is practically the norm:
So many friends of mine have had…eating disorders…especially before Coachella, there’s this whole like diet craze where you just…don’t eat anything for like a month.
It’s so bad because everyone talks about how that’s not important, but everyone on the inside…in this weird hidden place, wants to be that weird skinny little person.
It’s almost like weird if you’re like “I love my body.” You know, if someone were to say Oh well I love it, you’d be like, oh well you’re conceited.
It’s like you have to be insecure and hate yourself to be like the norm.
The Coachella crash diet is news to me, but the rest of Tallulah’s musings aren’t all that surprising: Statistics say that 42% of 1st to 3rd grade girls want to be thinner, and 81% of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat. As many as 10 million girls and women and 1 million boys and men are battling eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia, while millions more are binge eaters. Unfortunately, she’s just being candid about the pressures and self-esteem issues that many women her age—and younger, and older—face.
Check out the video below for her full interview: