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Kjerstin Gruys

Ph.D. candidate in the department of sociology at UCLA

Kjerstin Gruys appears in the following:

No Mirrors for A Whole Year

Friday, May 03, 2013

Kjerstin Gruys, Ph.D. candidate in the department of sociology at UCLA whose research focuses on the relationship between gender inequality and beauty standards and the author of Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year (Avery, 2013), spent a year relying on other people, not reflective surfaces, as her "mirrors" and describes what she learned about self-esteem and the influence of the beauty industry.

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