The influence your environment has on your body image is substantial. Regardless of your gender identity there are many different sets of rules that dictate how you should look.
Further, we all have aspects of our body image or physical functioning that we'd like to improve.
Mental health clinicians have long ago identified the link between
our body image and mental/emotional health.
Abraham Maslow, Howard Crosby Warren, and Aileen Goodson.
These are but a few of the names in the realm of psychology that have urged individuals to examine their self-image and self-worth by incorporating body image work into their therapy.