“It would get to me a lot of the time. I mean, I would come home and cry sometimes. Especially because I had no confidence back then. I thought what they were saying was true. I was a whale, or extremely obese, or a waste of air,” she recalled.
She tried dieting and searched for ways to lose weight. At some points she tried starving herself and when that failed she would binge-eat when her family wasn't looking.
“I thought maybe if I don’t eat for a couple days maybe I’ll drop three pounds and I’ll look better than I did the day before,” she said.
Eventually she hit rock-bottom and resorted to self-harm.