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My True Story #No102

"Body positivity and self confidence have not been my strongest forte and to this day I am traumatised about my appearance." - Natasha


"This picture reminds me of better days when I reflect on my darker days. Body positivity and self confidence have not been my strongest forte and to this day I am traumatised about my appearance.


Throughout school I was bullied for my appearance including my race, my waist size which was a size 14 at the time and my facial characteristics such as my small eyes and bigger lips.

As a result, I developed an eating disorder (Bulimia) where my relationship with food changed and I would starve myself just to try and escape the leud comments about not being skinny enough.


I am now a size 6/8. My insta handle is a juxtaposition of my reality, I can go for days without eating a meal and I still purge eat.


In this picture I also have my legs showing whereas 7 years ago I was bullied because a group of girls noticed my self harm scars on my legs whilst I was getting changed in PE and they ridiculed me for it. They would then go on to make leud comments about my legs on social media.


To this day, I lack the confidence that the people who bullied me seem to have so much of. However, I am more remorseful of those who have hurt me and I wish them the best.

Instead of having negative feelings because others are thriving, I strive to give myself more self love and be more confident in my own skin and body


True story told by Natasha - @Foodispeng


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