See Beyond My Body, See Me

Sherrilyn Stevens.

For as long as I could remember I have been fat or overweight. The very first thing people see when they look at me is my size. I’ve been treated unfair, unkind and left with an overwhelming life of judgement from those close to me and strangers alike. It lead to years of feelings of isolaition and loneliness. I realize that it is easy to dismiss others and treat them differently when they don’t look like you. Differences help us define our individuality and should be embraced. When we practice seeing beyond differences, we can truly begin to become inclusive.

 

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