When I was younger I had an eating disorder and it took a long time for me to recognise that it was an issue. When you’re permanently shown unrealistic images – thighs with no cellulite, bellies that don’t roll – that’s what you think is normal and you beat yourself up. I still have to work through it all the time, but now that I'm older I can talk myself down from those feelings.
Steph’s Fierce Reflections
After battling an eating disorder, entrepreneur Steph’s three pregnancies have helped her come to terms with her beauty. Opening up on social media, she’s found a body confidence she didn’t have as a teenager.
Having kids has made me feel fierce: some days I’ll think, ‘Oh god what’s happened to my body?’ but then I’ll remember to feel positive too. My body has done amazing things, it’s not supposed to look like it did when I was 20.