We live in a society that does not celebrate people who truly love themselves. We have been taught to apologize for ourselves. We have been taught to hold ourselves back, to hide, and to be ashamed for our greatness, and we have been taught that being in absolute love with ourselves is self-centered.
The relationship I’ve lived with my body has been tumultuous to say the least. I was overweight since age 7 as well as into my teens and 20s and like so many others before me, I gave into the pressure to be thin that nearly destroyed me. Being thin was the only currency of life that I was interested in acquiring and I spent many years being at war with my body in every which way.
If you were told that you would never be able to follow the career you wanted to pursue, would never be chosen to date anyone, and never be able to wear pretty clothes, you would probably want to do everything in your power to become thin as fast as possible. And that’s what I did.