Young Girl Talks About Her Body Image Issues
(Guest Blog By Anon)
Young Girl and Her Body Image – A Guest Blog:
A Young Girl And Her Body Image Issues – Body image affects the self-esteem of young people every day. It affected mine for years. I was afraid to let anyone see me, because I didn’t think that people would accept me.
I suffered from an eating disorder for years. It began when I was just entering junior high school. The boy I had a crush on made a comment about my weight and from that point on everything changed.
Until that day, I never really thought of myself as fat. I thought that looked normal. Looking back, I now know that I was actually at an ideal weight. But that one comment changed everything for me.
My heart was broken. I felt like food was the reason that boys wouldn’t accept me. I wanted to fit in more than anything and no matter how hard I tried, I simply couldn’t let the comment go. I kept replaying it over and over in my mind.
It seemed as though the hurt that I held inside kept growing and growing until I felt like I couldn’t take it anymore. I felt as if my entire world was out of control. I then began to control the only thing that I felt I could – my eating habits!
I decided that if boys thought I was fat then I would be the skinniest girl in school! So I began to purge every time I ate.
The weeks and months progressed. I was, at times, devouring anything and everything I could get my hands on. Then I would immediately go throw it all up.
I got so skinny. So skinny that you could count every single vertebra on my back. My hip bones stuck out and my skin looked almost unnaturally draped over my skeletal body. I literally looked like a skeleton with skin stretched over it. But event then, I still wasn’t happy.
All I saw was a fat girl. Deep down inside, I wanted help, but I didn’t know how to get it or where to go.
Then, one day, I met a friend. She told me that she learned to accept her body through social nudism meet-ups. It took me a long time to go through with it, but one day I finally did.
Slowly, I began to learn that I needed to accept myself. One of the most effective ways for me to achieve this was through a social nudity!
The meet-ups were conducted in a supportive environment. There were other people who attended and some felt the same way I did. I began to understand, a little at a time, that it is okay to love myself and my body. That I don’t have to live up to anyone else’s standards. I do, however, always have to be true to myself.
As time went on, I began to accept myself. These days I am back to a healthy weight, and I am no longer ashamed of my body. I have not gone to any nude social events for a while, but I hope to get back to it again in the near future.
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