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Thank you for sharing this. I’ve also dealt with body dysphoria which gets worse when I don’t feel healthy. I kind of had the opposite issue with my family: food = love, and also don’t call yourself fat in front of us. I felt like I couldn’t really open up about my body looking wrong to me without it being construed as a criticism toward someone else. That’s a whole different kind of mind fuck. I also deal with chronic pain and illness which makes it hard to like the body I’m in sometimes and no one in my family wants to hear that either. They’re very slow unlearning toxic positivity. Having a body is more trouble than it’s worth most days but I live for those days few and far between when I like who I see in the mirror. It’s hard out here ❤️

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