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I Will Not Help You Hate Your Body

Saying what you hate about your own body doesn’t just hurt you

A person with long hair is silhouetted against a peach and purple sky at dusk.
Photo by Ahmet Sali on Unsplash

“Ugh, I’m so fat.”

The words come to you easily, an oddly comforting refrain. You grasp at your belly, screw your face up at the sight of dimpled buttocks, long for toned arms and thinner cheeks. You bemoan any fat that has visibly gathered on your body: the downy fat between…

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