bit of a different before and after, hear me out:
⬅️ LEFT: not looking at the camera, hunched over, baggy singlet, hair covering my face because i thought i was absolutely hideous, hiding half my body behind my friend, wearing all black, jacket around my waist to hide more of me.
➡️ RIGHT: taken two days ago, big goofy smile (now what i’m known for, always smiling), collarbones!!!!!, looking at the camera, wearing white, hair out of my face, wearing my glasses, standing up straight (my friend was short haha), showing skin, not self conscious...... happy 😀🥇🙏🏼🏆
• it’s small things like this that you only realise later. i knew i wore black because it was slimming, always hated photos being taken of me if i couldn’t hide my double chin, had hair extensions for YEAAAAARSSSSS to hide myself and distract people from my body etc. like the list goes on and on.
• like yes the maybe 20kg weight difference here is rad but what’s even better is how i feel and present myself now. i’m rarely not smiling these days in public after suffering really badly with social anxiety so that’s the win i’m going to focus on today 🏆☺️