With the weather finally warming up, people can't wait to hit the beach for some fun in the sun.
Swimsuit season has most of us looking at ourselves twice in the mirror. An extra stretch mark on your stomach or some overhang around your hips has some of us second guess whether or not we should be seen in public this way.
For one teen, a trip to the beach that many people look forward to, caused her serious anxiety.
“I get bullied a lot because of the way I look,” 13-year-old Paris Harvey, tells Yahoo Style. “I hadn’t been to the beach in ages because of the anxiety I feel when I go.”
“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. “I can be eating the same food as the next person but I gain weight. It’s not like I’m sitting at home all day eating crisps. But I felt like I shouldn’t have to explain myself.”
This trip to the beach was different, however. Paris decided that she wanted to face her biggest fear.
She how she responded to the bullies on the next page.