"Body Dysmorphia is like being in a fun house of mirrors and you are always standing in front of the distorted, fattening mirro is like being in a fun house of mirrors and you are always standing in front of the distorted, fattening mirro"
"Having BDD/body dysmorphia is like being allergic to your own image. And the "allergic reaction" is depression and anxiety. You see yourself in the mirror, or you imagine yourself in your head, and your mind goes into meltdown. I think describing it like that lets people know how automatic it is. At my worst, I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and my eyes start blacking out, like when you look at the sun. It is absolutely horrible."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.