TW: Bullying, mental/emotional abuse.
Hello! My name’s Brittany. I’m 24, from northeastern Pennsylvania, and this blog changed my life.
To start, I grew up in a very toxic household full of emotional and mental abuse that I got from both of my parents and my considerably thinner half-sister. Sometimes my sister would take her lipstick and write things like “fat whore” and “cow” on my bedroom mirror, then my parents would defend her by saying things like, “well, she wouldn’t do those things if you were skinny!”
I found out about Tumblr about two years ago, which lead me to find this amazing blog and to me educating myself on body positivity, fat positivity, and self-love. I don’t know where I would be now if I never found this place and the brilliant people on it. All of your stories, experiences, and positivity helped me stop wishing I were someone else… because I never want to be anyone else.
Because of this blog, and the support from some amazing friends, I’ve had the courage to stand up to my family, even if they still don’t accept my confidence and self-love. Not only that, but I’m over-the-moon happy with myself and my size 24 body— the rolls, the stretchmarks, the battle scars, and everything else that makes my body uniquely me!
Thank you, SHYB!
Oh, and I’m always looking for new friends, too! If you’d like to chat, feel free to inbox me and we’ll go for RIta’s Italian Ice together!
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