when i look in a mirror all i feel is disgust and shame

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These two pictures are the first ever full body photos that I’ve posted to any type of social media. For the longest time, I’ve been nothing but ashamed of my body. I couldn’t stand the sight of myself and I avoided mirrors like the plague. I always dressed in baggy clothes in an effort to hide it because I didn’t want to burden people with the sight of my body. I don’t know exactly when my shame started evaporating but I remember a couple weeks ago, looking at myself one morning in the mirror, in nothing but my underwear, and not recoiling in disgust.

I’m not completely in love with my body yet but I’m slowly getting there and this is a big step forward for me. And to all my big girls out there who feel like I did: You are worthy.