by Sally Cardy
Can the secret to the country’s happiness be found in its communal pools?
This article by Dan Kois in the NYT talks about water as it affects communities in Iceland. I was particularly interested in the comments about women and body image as it relates to a culture built around water.
“It’s wonderful,” an actress named Salome Gunnarsdottir told me in the pool one evening. “Growing up here, we see all kinds of real women’s bodies. Sixty-five-year-olds, middle-aged, pregnant women. Not just people in magazines or on TV.”