My story isn’t unique. I grew up as the fat friend, I have always been plus-size, I’ve tried all the diets, done all the workout routines.
As I get older I am realizing that friendship — true friendship — is one of the most important things we can cultivate in our lives.
In a world of photo filters, Photoshop and the highlight reel that is social media, we have women convinced we have to do more and more to fit the mold. I took a challenge from one of our readers and decided to step away from the idea of looking “perfect” and to embrace just being me by going all natural for seven days.
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What would it take for you to be grateful for your body? For me, I had to almost lose my life.