It’s hard to believe that even in this day and age, people are bullied constantly. Whether it’s school, college or workplace, people are likely to get bullied and the only way to get through a situation like this is to fight and be brave. That’s exactly what this 13-year-old girl did.
Paris Harvey who suffers from a metabolic condition is constantly bullied by fellow students at school and kids in her neighborhood. “I got bullied in the past and after a while, you start to believe what people say. I became really insecure about how I looked,” said Paris.
The teen’s condition makes her gain weight quickly and makes it difficult to lose the weight.
“I can be eating the same food as the next person but I gain weight,” she said. “It’s not like I’m sitting at home all day eating crisps. But I felt like I shouldn’t have to explain myself.”
Paris was tired of hearing all the negative stuff and decided to embrace her body for what it is instead of hating it. So, over the last weekend, the teen faced her biggest fear by wearing a swimsuit to the beach.
The brave girl not only comfortably wore the swimsuit but also snapped photos and shared them on social media. Her post blew up with over 300k likes and comments. Mostly, people praised the teen for her bravery and for being able to accept herself the way she is.
But ofcourse, where there are supporters, there are haters too.
Paris wasn’t affected by the negative comments whatsoever, as she chose to “focus on the support because hate is nothing compared to love.”
“I feel like we should embrace who we are,” she said. “I’m not making myself a model but I wanted to show people that it doesn’t matter what size you are – you are born into that body.”
(Source: Bored Panda)