Photo by Anita Patterson via MorguefileKjerstin Gruys isn’t looking at her reflection for one whole year (including before her wedding!)—all for the sake of having a better body image.

The Ph.D. candidate has taken on the prenuptial challenge because of her self-described “struggle with poor body image”. She wondered if a year without mirrors could lead to greater self-acceptance and appreciation for her body.

The bride is chronicling the daily encounters and challenges of living a mirror-free life on her blog, Mirror, Mirror Off The Wall.

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Thanks to Julia Frerichs for sending the link! – Photo by Anita Patterson via Morguefile

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