This is me, Tessa –
This is one of
I struggled with body image issues for as long as I can remember, being self conscious, on a permanent diet, desperately wanting to be someone else… the issues snowballed and suddenly I was making myself sick to try and make myself smaller. Thinking, “What a clever trick”. It wasn’t so clever. I was unable to stop for 11 years, which was detrimental to my health.
For the first nine of those years I was in denial. I kept my deep dark secret, unable to tell anyone I knew. Then I decided to do something. I trawled the internet to find someone who had BEEN THERE to see if they could help me. Someone who wouldn’t judge me, who got it, understood me and who I could relate to. It took years to find that person who I needed to end my cycle of self-destruction. When I did eventually find my mentor, he changed my life completely.
I don’t want it to be like that for you. It doesn’t need to be. Because there are people out there who know what you’re going through. And you can find that person on the app, someone who went through similar things, and needed someone to talk to. Someone who gets YOU, cares and is here for YOU.