About this story

Name: Faith

As I was growing up, people used to make fun of me, I used to get intimidated, and I was so uncomfortable. It became a challenge to me because I could not pass anywhere without anyone making a comment about my body. Free Being Me is one of the projects that has really helped me and inspired me to want to reach out to a lot of girls. I realised that I don’t need to be anybody else, I don’t need to be fat for me to be able to do whatever I want to do. I realised I could just compliment myself and I was beautiful the way I was. I came to realise and understand that we are all unique, and we can use this difference to get to where we want to be. My body will not stop me from being who I am. I just need to speak my mind and stand up for myself. I think a lot of girls out there still need to know this and accept this, they need to love themselves the way they are. This is why I share my story with other guides and I will keep doing so, I want to help others going through what I went through. As women we should learn to embrace each other, we should learn to love one another just the way we are. We should learn to compliment rather than bring each other down: we should help each other reach our goals. It’s very important that we come to understand that.

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