‘When I first found out about my condition my mom was with me at the gynaecologist.’
‘I felt as if there were dozens of cuts on my tongue, and when the salty seawater flowed into my mouth it was unbearably painful.’
‘My only family is my grandma, she raised me and I am still living with her.’
‘I think the more open I am on Instagram the easier it is for me to accept my body,’ she adds.
'My father gave me much encouragement after I signed up for the competition. My family also think it's a very positive thing to do.'
'My friends roommate. She waits for her mom to come from an hour and a half away to clean up her messes and wash her dishes.'
'In the first I was very unhappy, in the second my energy was low, I managed to cut down on a low cal diet that I couldn't stick to for too long and in the third my focus has been on eating more and lifting heavier,' she wrote.
‘They think about my health and tell me to think about the future, will I ever have a family of my own and things like that,’ she explains.
‘But my parents divorced when I was 10 and she's been married to my stepdad for seven or eight years. He was even the one who found me.’
'I get a lot of positive feedback from family and friends, just saying how proud they are of me and how genuinely happy to see me happy in my own skin they are,’ she explains.