I figured once I looked better, I would feel better too. But, I didn’t.
After a lifetime of being mocked for her brown skin, Amanda Agustin describes how she came to embrace her skin tone and love laying out in sun.
In her early teens, Christie Levine had to reconcile herself with her chronic scoliosis. In coming to terms with her disability, she also became an athlete.
I was always proud to be the designated fat boy in the group. So it was hard to see the gains in losing weight.
There is general impression that kids these days are rewarded for everything, trophies are just handed to them. They receive praise without substance. Except this is not necessarily bad, according to author Alfie Kohn, who wrote a recent article in the New York Times.
I was what you would consider a bully. I bullied kids because I was always the big one, the tallest in class and the thickest, too. I had an advantage since all the kids my age were usually smaller and more delicate.
At one point in my life, I was caught up in how I thought I was supposed to look and act, instead of setting my own standards.
We “big” girls have to stay strong, because women’s sports are not going to play themselves.
Let’s be clear– I didn’t start wearing a bra because I really wanted one but rather, because all the fifth grade girls called me disgusting for not wearing one.