One Woman’s Powerful Story Will Inspire You To Take Care Your Body Right

Fat is not a feeling.

1. Caroline Rothstein is an amazing writer, spoken word performer, and body empowerment activist. This is her story.

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3. At a young age, Rothstein became self-conscious of her body.

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4. “I remember standing at the bar in ballet class, looking in the mirror and comparing my body to everyone else’s.”

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5. She began to use food to cope with her emotional anxieties and subsequently struggled with an eating disorder for a full decade.

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6. After years of abuse, she had an important epiphany:

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7. “Everyone only gets one body in their lifetime. I knew I had to start treating mine differently,” she realized. From that day forward, she resolved to love her body for the rest of her life.

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8. Recovery is hard and, “like peeling layers from an onion.”

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9. As she began to seek a healthier way to deal with her emotions, Rothstein realized that the world tells bodies not to love themselves through all kinds of oppressions.

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10. But loving your body is still a choice. And even though Rothstein chooses to loves her body, there are still moments that are difficult.

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11. “Sometimes I feel fat. And when I think I feel fat, I remember that fat is not a feeling.”

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12. So when you feel body dissatisfaction, remember that it’s not a real feeling.

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13. Your body is a miracle.

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