I recently took a poll in my patron group. The question was, have you ever struggled with your body image or loving your body?
100% answered yes. 100% of almost 400 people that participated said yes, they have struggled to accept their body.
Here’s the thing. I have existed in small, medium, and large body size. For the last 5 years, it has been a major burden. Something that attributed to depression, missing out on life memories, and experiences with my friends and families.
Me, on the right as a size 2.
The first candid photo I kept in years. I see my daughter’s eyes, my toddler’s curls, them finding comfort in mama.