by Katherine Speller
Original Source: sheknows.com
Living in a human body (especially as a woman/femme person) can be a fraught experience. For teen girls, navigating interpersonal relationships, puberty and the ever-present pressures to try and have bodies that look a certain way can understandably have lasting effects on their self-image, the ways they treat others. A new study published by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that there is a link between teens being bullied about their weight and bodies and the likelihood that they’ll use and abuse alcohol and marijuana.