"Body image is like beauty image or fashion: it goes through fads. There is no one image that remains the ideal body image across time and space."
"I learned body image is like algebra. 'I feel fat' is the problem. Fat is the variable. It stands for something. Figuring out what it stood for was the key to my recovery."
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.