What if I told you that one way to get over your body hang-ups, was to get really nude?
Stick with me, guys.
My body has been through a lot over the past couple of years – a lot of women’s bodies have. From age 14 to now, my body and I have gone through a multitude of changes.
There was the mystery illness at 15 (most likely a nasty bug brought back from overseas) that led me to lose weight quickly, causing me to throw my guts up day and night. There was a period of time after that where I battled injuries from dance and slowly regained the weight I had lost, and then some.
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There was the past 12 months, where a sticky family situation led me to overeat.
During these years the way I’ve thought about my body has changed dramatically. I could list the reasons why I should’ve hated it, and I admit, for a period of time there, I did.
Then I ended up getting really nude. And it taught me to love my body.