Lauren Minicozzi is a 23-year-old female who has struggled with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, depression, anorexia, PCO’s and as a repercussion is currently battling an undefined chronic illness. The battle she had with herself was all self-inflicted.
I had created this life for myself. I never understood why I continued to critique my body. Why I was never happy with it. Why I refused to eat and why it was so important to be ‘skinny’. It stemmed from somewhere.
We are not born with these thoughts. Along our journeys something has happened which has led to many females becoming so self-conscious and so fixated on achieving that ‘perfect body’. But guess what, that perfect body is different for everyone. That perfect body does not mean we must starve ourselves – try telling that to a young teenager who is constantly on Instagram, comparing herself to those social media influencers and Instagram models. Lauren was once there! She is now here to inspire and motivate young girls to know that there is a way out. We do not have to be stuck in this toxic cycle forever. We must be strong and find that inner power from within to escape this journey before it starts controlling our life. Self-love is key. The moment we truly accept who we are, the moment our life will change. The ease will come, and happiness will follow.