We are living in an age where people do not hold back anymore when they insult people online. The anonymity social media platforms give it so hard to stop people with malicious intentions on the Internet. Twitter user RecoveryforEva shares a thread on how she.
She is brimming with so much more confidence today. Eva suffered from anorexia since she was 16 due to body-shamers making ‘pig noises’ when walking. Her destroyed confidence and self-esteem have also led to depression and anxiety.
But why this thread after all this time? Sharing her experience on BoredPanda, the 20-year-old woman wrote, “Yesterday something happened to me which made me think (and stress) a lot. It was such a small thing, but it was like a bomb hit me.”
A horrible life-changing experience: she’s reminded of her past.
Anorexia is an eating disorder where the patient would maintain a below-normal weight through starvation or too much exercise. You are what you eat, but what are you if you don’t eat? If not dealt with soon, anorexia can lead to severe problems stemming from the lack of nutrition intake exaggerated by depression and anxiety.
She owns herself! She added, “Although I still don’t have a healthy weight, I am so much happier now.”
It’s a continuous fight for her, but it’s safe to say she made a point to the fatphobes that had caused her teen-self traumas. She is making it a point that things will only get better from here on, that she is strong, and she will own her body, then her life.
This is beautiful because numerous other influential figures have also spoken up about body positivity. To be more accurate, they showed off that normal bodies should not be insulted. Kendall Jenner also recently replied when her selfie from SKIMS photoshoot set went viral.