Body Positivity is Easy — When it’s Not About My Own Body

TW: Body Image, Weight, Dieting, Body Shame

Photo of the Author by Aaron Alpert

I went on my first diet at 8 years old. Young, yes. But I was a product of screens. My parents would often leave my sisters and I at home during the summer months, usually occupying ourselves by taking bike rides and sitting in front of the television for hours. I remember waking up early and turning on Lifetime, following…

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