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Fat-Shamed Teenager Just Did The Bravest Thing To Shut Down Bullies
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Fat-Shamed Teenager Just Did The Bravest Thing To Shut Down Bullies

This 13-year-old just did the bravest thing ever. Or shall I say, two bravest things… Paris Harvey not only hit back at her bullies but she did so by facing her biggest fear – stripping down to her bathing suit in public.

The Kent-based teenager suffers from a metabolic condition, which means she gains weight quickly and struggles to lose it. She was also born with hip dysplasia, so her left leg is 1.5 cm shorter than her right and she has pins in her joint which cause her to limp. These two conditions lead to people calling her fat and mocking her for ‘walking like a penguin’.

“I got bullied in the past and after a while, you start to believe what people say. I became really insecure about how I looked,” said Paris. “I can be eating the same food as the next person but I gain weight. It’s not like I’m sitting at home all day eating crisps. But I felt like I shouldn’t have to explain myself.” So, over Bank Holiday weekend, Paris decided to finally face her biggest fear – stripping down to her bathing suit at the beach. And guess what? She not only faced her fear but she embraced it too by taking pictures and posting them on Twitter! The pics went viral with over 337k likes on Twitter. Even though Paris did receive negative comments from people saying she was ‘promoting obesity’, she chose to “focus on the support because hate is nothing compared to love.” “I feel like we should embrace who we are,” Paris said. “I’m not making myself a model but I wanted to show people that it doesn’t matter what size you are – you are born into that body.”

More info: Twitter (h/t)

Because of Paris’ two conditions, people bully her by calling her fat and mocking her for ‘walking like a penguin’

“I can be eating the same food as the next person but I gain weight,” Paris said

 “But I felt like I shouldn’t have to explain myself”

So, over Bank Holiday weekend, Paris decided to finally hit back at bullies by posting pics of herself at the beach – which went viral with all kinds of mixed comments

Some people were inspired

Others were negative

Some even started debating with the negative commenters

But in the end, Paris chose to “focus on the support because hate is nothing compared to love”

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ItsPam Duh
Community Member
4 years ago

This is a good reminder, never worry what others think. Wear what you want where you want regardless of your size.

Janice Foster
Community Member
4 years ago

Good on her - many people NEVER reach that degree of emotional maturity, let alone during their early teens, when most people are generally at their most vulnerable to peer pressure and body issues. Beautiful inside and out!

Yen Lua-Madzarevic
Community Member
4 years ago

“EMOTIONAL MATURITY” IT IS!! 👍🏼👍🏼 Which, even some of our leaders ain’t got!!

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John L
Community Member
4 years ago

Every time you worry that you are burdened with the world's worst handicaps holding you back, there is always someone to remind you that you are better off than you thought.

Nancy Kane
Community Member
4 years ago

You look so much like my niece, Emily. She was beautiful too. She had a similar metabolic disease and had multiple surgeries when she was a toddler. She had long blond hair and the most beautiful blue eyes, She was a loving, caring child, had the most infectious laugh. She had a heart for others. She spent her preteen years being called all sorts of names. Kids can be cruel. I just can't understand how adults can be so cruel to a child. Emily was killed in a car wreck when she was 10. She had your attitude sweetheart! Love, no matter what! You will be the winner for it,

lazy panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Nancy, it sounds like Emily was a wonderful girl and she was very lucky to have you as an aunt.

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Tal Malka
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4 years ago

F the negatives! You go swim gurl! :)

bloggergirl
Community Member
4 years ago

I totally agree the master you should stop being so mean she over came her fear so don't be a bully

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Margie Lazou
Community Member
4 years ago

As a person with crippled metabolism, I can tell you I understand her completely. I eat FAR LESS than other people, in fact I'm jealous of them, because I've never been allowed to binge, and I gain weight. Shaming a person with a MEDICAL CONDITION about their weight isn't bravery, it's assholery, and congratulations to all of you assholes out there, you better just hope you or your kids don't ever run into any sort of problems like that, cause you'll be whining like bitches about how unfair life is then. All the love to this lady, I still don't have the strength to go out to the beach in a swimsuit.

Marysia Jawłowska
Community Member
4 years ago

It's funny how we fat people get shamed the most when we actually indulge in some physical activity. I generally don't have to deal with any fat-shaming despite being similar size as the girl pictured but if I do get some nasty looks and smirks and comments, it's when I go the pool or the gym. I can't see the logic in it. Even if you think that being fat is wrong, shouldn't you appreciate that fat person is doing the only thing that can lead to weight loss?

Full Name
Community Member
4 years ago

Agreed, and I'm one of those people who has zero tolerance for people who whine about being overweight (because 99% of them eat poorly and because I understand physics and thermodynamics), but if I see an obese person actually doing something to help themselves in a positive way, like eating plain, raw veggies instead of a bagel, or being physically active there's no way I'd make fun of them, not even in my head to myself. My only thought is "Keep it up!". To attack someone for doing what the should be doing is just ridiculous.

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Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

I always wonder about people who feel the need to put down heavy/overweight/ even average weight people online. Like they see a photo of a person and immediately ridicule them and them claim it is because their health. Like what are they afraid is going to happen if an overweight person has self value?

sunnyrei82
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it's because media has labeled overweight people like the worst of the worst. And those who fat-shame others are afraid of falling into that label, and by bullying others, they reassure themselves thinking "I'm good... I'm ok.. I'm doing what's right... I am better". Guess it IS weak self esteem.

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Flower
Community Member
4 years ago

I have thyroid and it causes me to gain weight. I'm getting bully by my coworkers, but I don't pay attention to them. They always comparing me with others and telling me I should hit the gym. THIS IS MY BODY AND I'M COMFORTABLE WITH! Be brave and be yourself! you're unique!

Line Hampen Olsen
Community Member
4 years ago

Marco and The Master: I know you probably have pathetic little lives and that you most likely are 12 years old combined but piss of anyways, go troll each other...

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Vaughn Hyndman
Community Member
4 years ago

Damnit. Bye. Some of these comments are so DISGUSTING AND RUDE and unstoppable. Fuckers. If you have nothing nice to say Go fuck your self.

Valentine Palazkov
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, as for me those people with 'rude' comments are not so rude as you are. Please don't be.

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Batya Livni
Community Member
4 years ago

Honestly, people saying that going out dressed normally "promotes obesity", should consider the fact that lots of people have medical conditions that keep them from losing weight. So saying something like that about someone without knowing them is like criticizing a bald person for not wearing a hat because they "promote cancer". Think about what you're saying, people

Lucybaby
Community Member
4 years ago

That's sad that people really find it funny to make fun of other people. Shes beautiful and will have a great life!!

Moria Marshall
Community Member
4 years ago

To "the master", where did it say she was getting government checks? I have a thyroid disease and my weight goes up and down. Doesn't matter how much or how little I eat. Alot of health issues have no cure, like you condition of having your head up your ass. Fucktard!!!!!

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Sadie Foy
Community Member
4 years ago

She's a gorgeous girl, absolutely beautiful.

Martina Pauken
Community Member
4 years ago

Why does an over sized body means ugly ? Thats what so many people think and I just dont get it. Who do you think you are to judge people anyways??? Thats exactly where bullying comes from and many adults are doing it. Shame on everyone who judge and hurt feelings with mean comments. In this case you are talking about a 13 year old for Christ sake. You are the reason why many over sized people are afraid to enjoy their life. You want fat people to loose weight but if they go swimming you are fat shaming. Have you any idea about how stupid this is?

Kristina Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

When your overweight but you just want to post a selfie like everyone else and you get fat-shamed by trolls and told your promoting obesity by judgmental assholes, who don't even know you, who in reality are actually haters hiding behind their fake "Health Concerns" as a way to bully. Then when people tell you your beautiful and brave, they are scolded and bullied by people telling them that by showing someone love and respect that they are encouraging obesity. People are sooo effed up! If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. #stopemotionalterrorism

Long Joan Silver
Community Member
4 years ago

The Master, you sound like a broken record. How about you go ahead and do some research on her health issues, then get back to us :)

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Victoria Swire
Community Member
4 years ago

She looks fine to me why would someone want to bully her

Long Joan Silver
Community Member
4 years ago

You're such a vile human being, The Master! If you want to be treated like shit, continue speaking in the vile manner that you so comfortably do, you fuckwit!

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Long Joan Silver
Community Member
4 years ago

So many vile comments from a handful of people. Those vile commenters really need a brain replacement! Looks shouldn't matter! For so long, the media has shown us the way we should look. Thin, and healthy (apparently). I applaud this girl. Well done to her! I too am a big girl. If you vile commenters want to say something horrible to me, bring it on! Just know this, I will NOT stoop down to your level, as I will NEVER judge people based on appearances. I will judge you based on whether or not you're an asshole!

Risa Lovee
Community Member
4 years ago

This girl is very amazing. She is so inspirational for me, since I do feel insecure about my looks...

Carolyn M Perry
Community Member
4 years ago

Why is a guy named Taran Herrera Edition following her like a TROLL? Why do you need to hear or see what he says anyway "Just go back under your bridge" we will call you If we need you"? Paris you don't need to explain yourself to anybody, just be yourself and don't change for anybody.

Robyn Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

The first thing I noticed was your bubbly personality that shone through your beautiful smile. Too often people concentrate on the wrapping and not the gift. There are many, many people in this life with hidden medical disorders and it takes much courage to rise above those to be the person we really are on the inside. Well done for facing your demons and showing us the "real" you. Unfortunately there will always be haters in this world but just keep on smiling through knowing for every hater there are heaps more supporters who appreciate your inspiration to all other sufferers

Laura Fine
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful young lady... ! Don't worry a lot of great people will see this and treat you properly! Anyone bullying you is an idiot and desperate for attention. COMPLETELY their loss!!!!

tweetybird
Community Member
4 years ago

good on her... you should never be ashamed of your body

lunanoir69
Community Member
4 years ago

This girl is adorable, and she looks so much like me at that age. I'm proud of her, because I couldn't have been that brave back then. I wish her sooo much happiness, and a beautiful life. Love yourself. It's the best relationship you'll ever have!!

Allie Orona
Community Member
4 years ago

This girl is BEAUTIFUL! And honestly, as long as she is aware of the other possible conditions due to her health conditions, she's all good. No reason for people to rub it in like assholes. Honestly.

Mayra Blu
Community Member
4 years ago

How can anyone hate on that smile?! God, people can be so evil and cruel.

Alexis Fowler
Community Member
4 years ago

No matter what your views are on the health ramifications of obesity, NOBODY desereves to hate themselves. THAT is the purpose behind the body positivity movement. I am sick of people responding with some complaint about promoting obesitiy (or promoting eating disorders) on body positive posts. The posts are for promoting self-love. We live in a world where what we look like (or how we percieve we look like) plays a major role in our self-worth. On a physiological level, a living organism's "purpose" is to procreate (on an intellectual level, that is bullshit, but emotion and intellect do not always agree). If people tell us we're not attractive, that is saying no one will wanna fuck us (and in turn make a baby). Therefore, our "purpose" is not going to happen, making us feel worthless. Feelings of worthlessness are hard to shake, even while also recieving positive external validation. The worst comments scream the loudest, especially for those susecptible to depression. The body posi

Alexis Fowler
Community Member
4 years ago

The body positivity movement is working double, triple, qaudruple overtime to counteract every hurtful word, from childhood to today, that is making someone feel worthless, to tell them that they are beautiful, they are fuckable, they are worthy of love. Why are people hellbent on taking that away from someone? Paris, you go girl! Don't ever shy away from wearing a bathing suit in public. You're a beautiful mermaid who deserves her time in the water, under the sun, with all her fellow beautiful mermaid pals!

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Bianca Piu
Community Member
4 years ago

i totally understand her. i can eat the same food as someone that is skinnier than me and i would gain weight. that is because u and i have a slow metabolism. all we can do is to exercise and eat healthy. it sucks but thats the only way to loose weight. i know a lot of people say u can eat whatever you want as long as u exercise. but trust me that doesnt work. u have to eat less calories and less carbs which would help to loose weight. i've done it before it helped me to loose weight. i believe what the girl is doing is great. i also dont care what people think of me but at the same time i hate what i look in the mirror. if people call me fat, i'd say so what? i am fat. thats nothing to be ashamed about. u shouldnt let bullies get you down. and all these people now saying i bought shorts for the first time and gonna wear them.. why the fuck u need a fat chick to tell you its okay to be yourself? didnt u know u could already be yourself 10 years ago? who the fuck cares what others say!

cass1170
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for you! Mean people are every where and more prevalent on the internet. You hang in there, sweetie. It can't be easy living in this world that tends to shame others rather than help.

Long Joan Silver
Community Member
4 years ago

The Master, with that kind of hate, I don't think you'll "hang in there" yourself!

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Nitsan Simantov
Community Member
4 years ago

I would never be mean to someone about their weight. It's not her fault. :/ Unfortunately most people don't know about how incredible a whole-food plant-only diet can be. There's a video called How Not To Die by Dr Michael Greger. It will blow your mind.

Full Name
Community Member
4 years ago

It would be damn hard to be obese eating mostly raw veggies.

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Harley Quinn
Community Member
4 years ago

Props to people no matter what size they are but skinny or overweight health screening once a year should be routine!

Geraldine Fox
Community Member
4 years ago

I feel very sorry for her medical problems! Proud of her for being brave and showing off her beautiful face andbody. X x

Clever Fool
Community Member
4 years ago

Why are there so many jerks in the world?

Anna Anicic
Community Member
4 years ago

Awwwww cutie! That's super brave!!!

Diana Hockley
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for her!! How dare people put her down with nasty comments.

Jessica Lynn
Community Member
4 years ago

Love love love this.

Yioryos Ninjitsu
Community Member
4 years ago

I love how humans think people actually care about other humans or their struggles. If you think she "shut down" anyone, you are heavily mistaken my fiend. Those bullies were probably laughing their asses off with those pictures. And at the end of the day she was probably still sad as fuck. In the case of this young lady there are only two choices imo. #1 if she's happy with who she is and those around her are the problem, she just need to beat their asses to the ground, that's how you "shut down" a bully and never get bothered again. Bravery has taken a very-very lose turn nowadays (going to the beach while you're fat...wow what an accomplishment). #2 is the real brave thing to do...and that is to thing about yourself and your choices, set goals and try to change for the better...everyone can do it...EVERYONE!! If you thing your case is irreversible then you're just making excuses so you can stay in your comfort zone. Something that i would call the exact opposite of brave.

Yioryos Ninjitsu
Community Member
4 years ago

Don't get me wrong though, I don't wanna take anything away from this girls accomplishment...She clearly went wayy out of her comfort zone, which actually IS a step to becoming a brave person...I just wanted to say that that is only one of the steps to improve yourself, nothing more nothing less. But to be a fulfilled and happy person who overcomes himself is a much more grater battle.

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Mer
Community Member
4 years ago

The bathing suit pics? All I saw was a kid being outside in the sunshine in a sandy area of some sort. Kudos for getting out and being who you are!

Marzo Florida
Community Member
4 years ago

I love these sort of stories bc they show how a young person takes a stand for themselves. Shes so pretty and she saw it in herself... and I hope others who are being bullied will take a stand for themselves aswell :D what a great story

Sockpuppies11
Community Member
4 years ago

She's not flicking 'PROMOTING OBESITY', she's just brave enough to be herself! People who can't understand that there is not one set type of person that you have to be REALLY tick me off.

Maria Mejaski
Community Member
4 years ago

The people making NEGATIVE comments problem never read the whole story. Go Girl be who you are always and heck with the real UGLY people they are not worth your time or energy

Theresa Hiller
Community Member
4 years ago

You are young and Beautiful. Be strong for yourself. So many judge without known why. You have a Heath problem which cause you to be heavy. This is something that over time can have a cure. Hold your head up be yourself dance to your own beat. Terry.

PandaGirl
Community Member
4 years ago

You are soo beautiful and I am so proud of you for what you have done. Thank you for showing me and many others to embrace yourself and wear what you want.

Sparkwater
Community Member
4 years ago

The moral? "Don't care of what others think, just live life to the fullest! =D"

Ronald Gregory Parks
Community Member
4 years ago

You are brave and are a beautiful person, God made you who you are and you have a purpose. Find your calling in life and run with it. God bless you.

Total Fangirl
Community Member
4 years ago

Why are people focusing on her body when her face is so beautiful?

Mary Jaye
Community Member
4 years ago

YEAH I AGREE WITH ITSPAM DUH. BUT IT TAKES A BRAVE SOUL TO DO IT! KUDOS!

Apoorva Shelar
Community Member
4 years ago

Live for yourself not for others Everything is temporary expect ur heart listen to your heart and be happy forever :-*

Eva Monroe
Community Member
4 years ago

I hate to hear of any child getting bullied. I can assure you all teenagers are very self conscious of their appearance, and heavy kids are acutely aware. They don't need any to state what they deal with everyday. Insulting just makes you look like an insecure idiot.

Deanne Bossell
Community Member
4 years ago

I hope she can stay happy and positive. Life is hard enough, you don't need a bunch of people dragging you down. Who should have better things to do in life then trash someone for not being itty bitty. It's always something, take care, I hope you ignore the cruel comments. And you have good friends to take your mind off that carp.

Mia Rennie
Community Member
4 years ago

most people would listen to the bullies but she didn't.... she was brave.... and yes she is pretty... very pretty

nuttyballoon
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for you, honey; just be yourself!

Aaaa Bbbb
Community Member
4 years ago

My hero! I love reading stories about inspiring people like this. It helps me get through the tough days we all have.

Eva Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

What a lovely young woman, and well done to her for taking ownership of her body in such a positive and forthright way. I also must say, it's good to see more acknowledgement of the "invisible" health conditions. There are quite a few people out there who have to deal with those health issues, and sometimes it is difficult for others to understand how difficult it can be.

Tess Calogaras
Community Member
4 years ago

You go gorgeous!

Laura Fine
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful young lady... Their loss!

Gillian Black
Community Member
4 years ago

hey toy ah;s out there read her story good on you girl you are beautiful dont let anyone tell you different , hold your head high you are better than ssmart ass,s

Pilar Covington
Community Member
4 years ago

She is beautiful!!

Dianne Carbone
Community Member
4 years ago

I think she is a beautiful, brave, young lady. I wish her all the happiness her heart can hold & as for the bullies get lost!

erine R
Community Member
4 years ago

Do not let anybody put you down and miss what's out there for you to enjoy just because people are mean. I am 38 and since my late 20s, I have been struggling with being overweight and having a bad hip. I know how it feels. I have been through an agonizing number of diets and the more I tried the bigger I got. I isolated myself and got depressed, do not fall in that hole! You are who you are, and the right people will touch your life in a positive way and appreciate you as a person. Now, from a medical pov, I recommend you try to work a plan together with your doctor and lose weight. I am only saying this (not trying to scare you), because I developed breast cancer and obesity was one of my major risk factors. You do not want that kind of nightmare in your life. You are young and beautiful, you deserve a healthy life that you can enjoy. I was not aware of the damaging effects of being obese on my health, wished somebody warned me. I am fine now but it added more stress in my life.

Fillippa Nöel
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for her. It's hard to stand up to bullies

Lavinia Q
Community Member
4 years ago

If she feels ok with her body then that alone is acceptable. Though, it doesn't promote obesity because she stated that she has metabolism issues and she can't help gaining weight. It's not about eating a lot and having an unhealthy way of life but a hormonal imbalance.

Priscilla
Community Member
4 years ago

I find it very stupid how people think she is bein praised for being overnight weight but thanks not what there doing they saying to go be yourself and enjoy the body you've been given for this time on earth

Marcela Simon- Quattrocchi
Community Member
4 years ago

Well done sweet heart you be your own person be strong stay beautiful xx

lemontzz aide
Community Member
4 years ago

That's the spirit!!! You go girl!! You have maturity & courage for someone who is just 13 - you clearly realize that you are not defined by 'whatever' idiots say about you! re >> But I felt like I shouldn’t have to explain << EXACTLY!!

Franklin Barnabas
Community Member
4 years ago

What part of health problems do those fuckers not understand?😈😈😈

Long Joan Silver
Community Member
4 years ago

Do you actually know that woman, The Master? You seem to say, quite a bit, that she "over eats". Have you actually witnessed this? If not, then shut your gob!

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Emanuelle Rivera
Community Member
4 years ago

fuck the people it doesn't look in the mirror

Babs
Community Member
4 years ago

Brave and beautiful. You are lightyears ahead in figuring out some of life's hardest lessons. Awesome! :)

Marco Baele
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4 years ago

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Adriana Coppage
Community Member
1 year ago

For people calling her unhealthy: the main cause is health issues she was born with.

PyroKitty
Community Member
2 years ago

She is gorgeous. Frickin' haters don't know what they're talking about.

Taima Fang
Community Member
4 years ago

It's actually some thing people should be thinking about. Some folks have health problems that cause them to either be to heavy or to thin. Just accept people the way they are...and the next time you want to body shame someone maybe you should try thinking about how you would feel in that person's place.

Mona Leclerc
Community Member
4 years ago

Paris I think you are a beautiful young lady. You have just shown me I can wear a bathing suit , and enjoy the beach . Thank You for the Inspiration you have shown us all. God Bless you sweetie.

Katherine Dowse
Community Member
4 years ago

Your beautiful be proud & those that mock are ugly!! No one knows what others are suffering from... so by judging just makes a person ignorant & shallow!!

Terence Perring
Community Member
4 years ago

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Terence Perring
Community Member
4 years ago

What is the name of this condition please? Think of the possibilities if it could be induced in people in areas of extreme famine. The starving and ill could survive on next to nothing. It's is a disease of efficiency.

Kathleen Boeheim
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful young lady be proud and those who bully have no self esteem and will grow up be shallow people and know in your heart one day karma will get them//be who you are honey PROUD OF YOU

Anne Auchincloss
Community Member
4 years ago

wish people would stop judging people how they look does it really matter .nature and personality that counts not how we look like

Aaron Mills
Community Member
4 years ago

I hope that when we show up at the Pearly Gates, St Peter says to all of the fat shamers "you are too skinny, and obviously didn't enjoy life as God intended", then Woosh, off to HELL!

Badger BadgerBadger
Community Member
4 years ago

It matters if you're a narcissist.

floof lover
Community Member
4 years ago

Is that the spawn of the stay puff marshmallow man and Mama June? I don't think any metabolic condition can cause someone to lose their neck in fat rolls

Donna Pirnat
Community Member
4 years ago

What a beautiful smile and wow, the energy from her eyes! It always does my heart good to see people who love themselves and accept themselves as they are. What a brave lady, to face down her fear. What a service she does the world by her glowing example. Nicely done, Paris. Hugs from me.

Dominic Oliveira
Community Member
4 years ago

"She's obese and unhealthy" blablabla lets pretend you're home eating salad everyday and doing exercises instead of eating junk food and drinkin coke all day. fuck off

Selenlna
Community Member
4 years ago

I just hope she won't die of a heart failure anytime soon. Being obese and embracing it is not "inspirational" if it's a threat to your well being and your health. I don't know enough about her medical condition to know if she can lose weight in any way, but I hope she'll get better. I'm not fat shaming, I'm not bullying, I'm just worried about her health. People are jerks everywhere and she will often be bullied, unfortunately...

dasya white
Community Member
4 years ago

It took me too long to realize that her name is Paris and it's not where she lives

Carol Deason
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for you! We all have our insecurities and people should think before they make rude comments! I suffer too from invisible illnesses and don't feel I should have to explain myself. You have one life so go enjoy it dear!!!

Melody Fields
Community Member
4 years ago

I love this that she opened up her wings like a butterfly and is flying at full speed ahead showing us all the source of real love flies higher than the mountains, you are worthy says God , what people don't get is God is watching every single thing they do, his eyes see in places that are unseen to human eyes clear to the heart , and he will Judge those evil ones accordingly , there are examples throughout history of ones who truly reaped what they have sown. .........your awesome!!!

endelbendel
Community Member
4 years ago

Fat is one of the biggest societal taboo therefore must be challenged. This is right up there with Lindy West saying 'fat' instead of the usual euphemisms.

invisible sheep
Community Member
4 years ago

While i agree that she should be confident and no other person has the right to bully her with words and shaming her, I can't help but also agree with the fact that she needs to find a way to loose weight, control her weight gaining. It is just simply bad for her health, comes with all kind of diseases. A lot of people have won the weight fight, and so will she, if she puts her mind into it. I do wish her the best in everything she does, and only love, happiness in her life.

Mike Hills
Community Member
4 years ago

You've learned a great lesson, You've learned to LOVE yourself. Your the most important person in your life. Sometimes learning to nurture ourselves can make all the difference in our world. Stay Sweet honey

Kostas
Community Member
4 years ago

“I can be eating the same food as the next person but I gain weight,” Paris said. Where is "amount of" ?

ode2reading
Community Member
4 years ago

You are FABULOUS, young lady and you are a cutie!

MarionCap
Community Member
4 years ago

What a lovely smile! Paris, you keep living your life, loving your family and friends, pets and the universe. Unfortunately, lots of people will continue being jerks, but the universe will love you back (as will your family, friends and pets, and they're the ones who count). Grow up strong and smart, and have a wonderful life!

🌟Jim Phoenix🌟
Community Member
4 years ago

This is very nice😊

Kevin George
Community Member
4 years ago

Great job Paris. I'm so glad to see so many people proud of you and showing their support. I wish I could help, and that is why I would say look up 'ketosis'. It's not information that dietitians, nutritionist, the American Heart Association or Diabetes foundation support. That's only because there is no money to be made by telling people they can just eat better. Also learn why your body stores calories that it does not know what to do with. Videos by DR's Joel Wallach, David Perlmutter and John Bergman. You are beautiful, don't believe anyone who says you're not.

Delana Metcalf
Community Member
4 years ago

What a beautiful smile, and I would LOVE to have that gorgeous hair!

Frida Ness Møller
Community Member
4 years ago

If your happy with what you have, be happy and stay like that. But if u actually are depressed beacouse of the little to much then do something. There is a difference there, I have nothing against ppl living theire life the way they want.. Only against ppl who complains but never do anything about it :/ We all should embrace ourself, and do what we can to stay happy, a good mind is what I call healthy <3 We are not happy if all we can do is fat-shaming and keep on being negative. This girl rocks! Keep on smiling :D

Gina Andrade
Community Member
4 years ago

PARIS, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! YOU GO GIRL

Tramika LaBranche
Community Member
4 years ago

There is nothing wrong with her, she is very brave and beautiful and the people who say otherwise should be disgusted with themselves.

Dorothy J Townsend
Community Member
4 years ago

I noticed that most negative comments are male, she is beautiful. Bullies out there, she has a condition. This world is so judgemental, how we should look, wear, size and color. God created us to be who we are not what society says we should be or we all be plastic.

Kate Kudak
Community Member
4 years ago

She's a very pretty girl. The people who were making fun of her are the ones with the problem not her.

Apoorva Shelar
Community Member
4 years ago

It is a really inspiring thing she has done. Why should anyone bother about what others are wearing? Mind your own business and stop judging others because they are lil different . You go girl .

Denise Young-Piper
Community Member
4 years ago

I wish I could tell her it will get better when you grow-up, but it won't. Adults are as bad as the bully's on the playground.

Raziel
Community Member
4 years ago

I mean... the comment from Martin Worlds wasn't negative, it was right.

Raziel
Community Member
4 years ago

I mean.... the comment from Martin Worlds wasn't negative, it was right.

LD Carter
Community Member
4 years ago

The bigger problem is not Obesity our bigger problem is Bullying and hate towards others If we're going to repair humanity we need to start by shamming the bullies well not so much shamming as shutting them down silence hate turn up Love for one another the out side shell is just a vessel its whats inside that hides the greatest gifts...Promote positivity not hate Not shamming what a whole new world we could create if we just stop judging others!!

Victoria Swire
Community Member
4 years ago

Im just say is looks ok and why she is getting bullied is a mystery to me so u should be nice the master

Victoria Swire
Community Member
4 years ago

What the hell why do you guys hate me im just asking why she is getting bullied

Crystal Hawkins
Community Member
4 years ago

You are beautiful girl those are haters who are hating. They need to look in the mirror cause it's not what's on the outside its the inside that counts.

Andrea Edwards
Community Member
4 years ago

Two of the comments I read don't know how to read. Beacause if they did they would would know that she has health that is real. I think she is beautiful and brave. But to the haters out there.....get a Life they say when you bully someone or say mean things to some one, it's because they are unhappy and do not want to be unhappy by yourself. Well guess what as long as you keep saying and doing means things to people who are different then you, you will always be a very ungly person. There are so many more people in this world that are strong, brave. And standing up to bullies. So watch out haters you are going down. Paris you "ROCK GIRL!"

Dee Gardner
Community Member
4 years ago

You should never have to explain yourself to anyone,unless you've done something wrong. Beauty is what's inside you and in your heart. No one has the right to say what's ugly or not. Remember beauty is just skin deep. A kind heart means so much more. What you've done is brave,but now just get on with your life and live it to the best and fullest that you can. Ignore spiteful people,they're the unfortunate one. Take care.xx

Laura Mathews
Community Member
4 years ago

Good on you girl, never let the bullies get you down.

Caroline Murphy
Community Member
4 years ago

There was a girl and boy in my year at school a similar size to her, and both were spared bullying. The boy had an amazing sense of humour which people were attracted to, and the girl was super confident so people left her alone. Although fat people will always have people making fun of them, showing that you don't care and being comfortable with yourself goes a long way

Tigerlily Wolowitz
Community Member
4 years ago

She looks so pretty!!

Nuno Barros
Community Member
4 years ago

Someone call Ahab!

Kate
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow your actually really beautiful. I would be your friend if I knew you because of your courage

Celeste Morgan
Community Member
4 years ago

It's good to feel comfortable and confident in your body, but I think it's equally important to be healthy. This strong women in the making is inspirational apart from my fear that her life is in jeopardy. She should be able to tell her story for decades to come, to help girls struggling with their confidence to be strong. The message here is wonderful but there's more that could be said.

Julian Kaye
Community Member
4 years ago

I notice both negative comments shown were from men, sadly. Well don't count me with them. You are you, be happy, be confident. Enjoy your school, your life is ahead of you.

Diane Trussell
Community Member
4 years ago

This is a beautiful young woman, inside and out but some dedicated bariatric physycian teamed with doctors schooled in metabolic conditions should step up and help her, gratis, so ths she will not die an early death. This young woman deserves to live a long life, not as somone model thin girl , but at a healthy weight. She needs help and needs it now. Someone out there should reach out now. I have fought weight issues all of my life, and at 71, would not wish the physical pain and suffering on anyone. And yes, she should wear and be anything she wants! Considering her intellect, I am sure she would participate fully in any program or treatment that would improve her health. I wish her all the best in her future.

Too Lazy To Care 🐼
Community Member
4 years ago

I honestly think she's beautiful. And she's living proof that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover because a lot of these people just assumed she was a girl who ate tons of unhealthy food and never tried to lose weight but it turns out if you look deeper you'll find out that she has health issues that makes it easy to gain weight and hard to lose it.

Shweta Chand
Community Member
4 years ago

Bold and Beautiful! Keep the lovely spirit alive.

Captain Planet
Community Member
4 years ago

This is kind of a tricky one. Beautiful is a word which is meant to describe how much a person adheres to the current standards of what we find attractive "now". Offcourse it is mean to say she isn't beautiful for whatever reason. However people still use these standards to define a large portion of a potential mate's worth. And relations/intercourse with the opposite sex still is a HUGE portion of ones life. I can understand she is a good human being. But if you take the word "beautiful" literally. She is not. If we use the word as it is intended. I don't mean this the mean way. The problem I think is the fact everyone wants to adhere to these standards. Not with the word beautiful for example.

Emma Vink
Community Member
4 years ago

You are using artificial, shallow, highly commercialised standards that are virtually impossible for most women, and men, to meet. The problem isn't her...it's your and much of society's shallow definitions of beauty. For long periods in history, big women were considered more beautiful.

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Mr. Fox
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes, it was a brave move to confront her fear, but let's not glorify her condition. Calling her body beautiful is obviously an exaggeration. I hope her treatment goes well, because metabolic conditions are treatable. Obviously she will have to "work harder" than others in order to achieve her ideal body weight, but it's doable. I have thin arms. I have to work out twice as hard if I want to achieve a nice sculpted arm. Should I fall in complacency and glorify my thin arms? I don't think so. I'm on my way to the gym. When life gives you lemons, you work harder an make a lemonade. Calling the lemon sweet won't do the trick.

Alexis Fowler
Community Member
4 years ago

There are plenty of people who find her attractive. You do not have to go out of your way to claim otherwise. And as for you and your "thin arms", plenty of people do not view a sculpted muscular body as the ideal. If you are more comfortable with yourself being more muscular, more power to you. But you do not need to feel inferior if you were to allow the muscle tone to wane. I personally am attracted to a skinnier man (according to your beauty standards, my opinion probably means nothing to you, but just wanted to share from perspective).

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Alin Iordache
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4 years ago

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Oh... I would have guessed that her biggest fear was the Gym...

Tarte Opoire
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4 years ago

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yeah but no we are in a PC culture every fucking support will come from beautiful skinny bitches they just dont care they want their image on the internet to be as beautiful as their profile picture on instagram But if this girl would come to them ans ask them do help her in a concrete way they will just finds excuses and run away

Jonathan Eatsalot
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4 years ago

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Yeah don;t worry what other people think (looks for voting arrows)

Probe All
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4 years ago

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this is a good reminder to eat less. "Metabolic condition" doesn't cause this much fat.

Szűcs Tamás
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4 years ago

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Okey, she is beautyful but realy, it isn't healty.... To be brave is important, but to be healty is more important....

Melvin Dragvelk
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4 years ago

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Sorry folks, but at 13 she is fat. Why deny the fact that she is fat? Yes, she has a metabolic condition, but I know a few people who also have that and they are not this fat. It says she struggles to lose weight, but it looks like she isn't struggling enough. A better diet and more exercise and she would lose those ugly fat cells. She will probably never be skinny, but she sure could be less fat. So sad she uses her medical condition as an excuse for her own laziness.

Emma Vink
Community Member
4 years ago

She isn't denying anything, she knows what she is and she loves herself anyway. You should hate yourself for being so awful, but hey, just another asshole needing to put others down to feel like something. And how you can tell she doesn't excercise or eat normally from 2 pics is beyond me...

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Marco
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4 years ago

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Too many people calling her beautiful, fat isn't beautiful, it's unhealthy download-1...f10ed6.jpg download-1-5935d1df10ed6.jpg

Alan G.
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4 years ago

You aren't beautiful either, cunt.

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Tommeke Bommeke
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4 years ago

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oh god thats disgusting

Emma Vink
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4 years ago

Funny, that's what decent people think about a post like yours...

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Mogge
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4 years ago

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If you weigh so much like that girl do you need to do something about it. You are fat, dont try to push it away.

Hazel Waring
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4 years ago

And how would you suggest she does something about an underlying metabolic condition? Most likely genetic?

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Dutch Panda
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4 years ago

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She is unhealthy fat, no arguing about that, and looks disgusting in my opinion. However...her problems, not mine. Don't care.

Alec
Community Member
4 years ago

Did you even read the part about her weight gain being caused by a medical condition?

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ItsPam Duh
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4 years ago

This is a good reminder, never worry what others think. Wear what you want where you want regardless of your size.

Janice Foster
Community Member
4 years ago

Good on her - many people NEVER reach that degree of emotional maturity, let alone during their early teens, when most people are generally at their most vulnerable to peer pressure and body issues. Beautiful inside and out!

Yen Lua-Madzarevic
Community Member
4 years ago

“EMOTIONAL MATURITY” IT IS!! 👍🏼👍🏼 Which, even some of our leaders ain’t got!!

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John L
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4 years ago

Every time you worry that you are burdened with the world's worst handicaps holding you back, there is always someone to remind you that you are better off than you thought.

Nancy Kane
Community Member
4 years ago

You look so much like my niece, Emily. She was beautiful too. She had a similar metabolic disease and had multiple surgeries when she was a toddler. She had long blond hair and the most beautiful blue eyes, She was a loving, caring child, had the most infectious laugh. She had a heart for others. She spent her preteen years being called all sorts of names. Kids can be cruel. I just can't understand how adults can be so cruel to a child. Emily was killed in a car wreck when she was 10. She had your attitude sweetheart! Love, no matter what! You will be the winner for it,

lazy panda
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4 years ago

Nancy, it sounds like Emily was a wonderful girl and she was very lucky to have you as an aunt.

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Tal Malka
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4 years ago

F the negatives! You go swim gurl! :)

bloggergirl
Community Member
4 years ago

I totally agree the master you should stop being so mean she over came her fear so don't be a bully

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Margie Lazou
Community Member
4 years ago

As a person with crippled metabolism, I can tell you I understand her completely. I eat FAR LESS than other people, in fact I'm jealous of them, because I've never been allowed to binge, and I gain weight. Shaming a person with a MEDICAL CONDITION about their weight isn't bravery, it's assholery, and congratulations to all of you assholes out there, you better just hope you or your kids don't ever run into any sort of problems like that, cause you'll be whining like bitches about how unfair life is then. All the love to this lady, I still don't have the strength to go out to the beach in a swimsuit.

Marysia Jawłowska
Community Member
4 years ago

It's funny how we fat people get shamed the most when we actually indulge in some physical activity. I generally don't have to deal with any fat-shaming despite being similar size as the girl pictured but if I do get some nasty looks and smirks and comments, it's when I go the pool or the gym. I can't see the logic in it. Even if you think that being fat is wrong, shouldn't you appreciate that fat person is doing the only thing that can lead to weight loss?

Full Name
Community Member
4 years ago

Agreed, and I'm one of those people who has zero tolerance for people who whine about being overweight (because 99% of them eat poorly and because I understand physics and thermodynamics), but if I see an obese person actually doing something to help themselves in a positive way, like eating plain, raw veggies instead of a bagel, or being physically active there's no way I'd make fun of them, not even in my head to myself. My only thought is "Keep it up!". To attack someone for doing what the should be doing is just ridiculous.

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Stille20
Community Member
4 years ago

I always wonder about people who feel the need to put down heavy/overweight/ even average weight people online. Like they see a photo of a person and immediately ridicule them and them claim it is because their health. Like what are they afraid is going to happen if an overweight person has self value?

sunnyrei82
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it's because media has labeled overweight people like the worst of the worst. And those who fat-shame others are afraid of falling into that label, and by bullying others, they reassure themselves thinking "I'm good... I'm ok.. I'm doing what's right... I am better". Guess it IS weak self esteem.

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Flower
Community Member
4 years ago

I have thyroid and it causes me to gain weight. I'm getting bully by my coworkers, but I don't pay attention to them. They always comparing me with others and telling me I should hit the gym. THIS IS MY BODY AND I'M COMFORTABLE WITH! Be brave and be yourself! you're unique!

Line Hampen Olsen
Community Member
4 years ago

Marco and The Master: I know you probably have pathetic little lives and that you most likely are 12 years old combined but piss of anyways, go troll each other...

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Vaughn Hyndman
Community Member
4 years ago

Damnit. Bye. Some of these comments are so DISGUSTING AND RUDE and unstoppable. Fuckers. If you have nothing nice to say Go fuck your self.

Valentine Palazkov
Community Member
4 years ago

Well, as for me those people with 'rude' comments are not so rude as you are. Please don't be.

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Batya Livni
Community Member
4 years ago

Honestly, people saying that going out dressed normally "promotes obesity", should consider the fact that lots of people have medical conditions that keep them from losing weight. So saying something like that about someone without knowing them is like criticizing a bald person for not wearing a hat because they "promote cancer". Think about what you're saying, people

Lucybaby
Community Member
4 years ago

That's sad that people really find it funny to make fun of other people. Shes beautiful and will have a great life!!

Moria Marshall
Community Member
4 years ago

To "the master", where did it say she was getting government checks? I have a thyroid disease and my weight goes up and down. Doesn't matter how much or how little I eat. Alot of health issues have no cure, like you condition of having your head up your ass. Fucktard!!!!!

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Sadie Foy
Community Member
4 years ago

She's a gorgeous girl, absolutely beautiful.

Martina Pauken
Community Member
4 years ago

Why does an over sized body means ugly ? Thats what so many people think and I just dont get it. Who do you think you are to judge people anyways??? Thats exactly where bullying comes from and many adults are doing it. Shame on everyone who judge and hurt feelings with mean comments. In this case you are talking about a 13 year old for Christ sake. You are the reason why many over sized people are afraid to enjoy their life. You want fat people to loose weight but if they go swimming you are fat shaming. Have you any idea about how stupid this is?

Kristina Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

When your overweight but you just want to post a selfie like everyone else and you get fat-shamed by trolls and told your promoting obesity by judgmental assholes, who don't even know you, who in reality are actually haters hiding behind their fake "Health Concerns" as a way to bully. Then when people tell you your beautiful and brave, they are scolded and bullied by people telling them that by showing someone love and respect that they are encouraging obesity. People are sooo effed up! If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. #stopemotionalterrorism

Long Joan Silver
Community Member
4 years ago

The Master, you sound like a broken record. How about you go ahead and do some research on her health issues, then get back to us :)

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Victoria Swire
Community Member
4 years ago

She looks fine to me why would someone want to bully her

Long Joan Silver
Community Member
4 years ago

You're such a vile human being, The Master! If you want to be treated like shit, continue speaking in the vile manner that you so comfortably do, you fuckwit!

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Long Joan Silver
Community Member
4 years ago

So many vile comments from a handful of people. Those vile commenters really need a brain replacement! Looks shouldn't matter! For so long, the media has shown us the way we should look. Thin, and healthy (apparently). I applaud this girl. Well done to her! I too am a big girl. If you vile commenters want to say something horrible to me, bring it on! Just know this, I will NOT stoop down to your level, as I will NEVER judge people based on appearances. I will judge you based on whether or not you're an asshole!

Risa Lovee
Community Member
4 years ago

This girl is very amazing. She is so inspirational for me, since I do feel insecure about my looks...

Carolyn M Perry
Community Member
4 years ago

Why is a guy named Taran Herrera Edition following her like a TROLL? Why do you need to hear or see what he says anyway "Just go back under your bridge" we will call you If we need you"? Paris you don't need to explain yourself to anybody, just be yourself and don't change for anybody.

Robyn Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

The first thing I noticed was your bubbly personality that shone through your beautiful smile. Too often people concentrate on the wrapping and not the gift. There are many, many people in this life with hidden medical disorders and it takes much courage to rise above those to be the person we really are on the inside. Well done for facing your demons and showing us the "real" you. Unfortunately there will always be haters in this world but just keep on smiling through knowing for every hater there are heaps more supporters who appreciate your inspiration to all other sufferers

Laura Fine
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful young lady... ! Don't worry a lot of great people will see this and treat you properly! Anyone bullying you is an idiot and desperate for attention. COMPLETELY their loss!!!!

tweetybird
Community Member
4 years ago

good on her... you should never be ashamed of your body

lunanoir69
Community Member
4 years ago

This girl is adorable, and she looks so much like me at that age. I'm proud of her, because I couldn't have been that brave back then. I wish her sooo much happiness, and a beautiful life. Love yourself. It's the best relationship you'll ever have!!

Allie Orona
Community Member
4 years ago

This girl is BEAUTIFUL! And honestly, as long as she is aware of the other possible conditions due to her health conditions, she's all good. No reason for people to rub it in like assholes. Honestly.

Mayra Blu
Community Member
4 years ago

How can anyone hate on that smile?! God, people can be so evil and cruel.

Alexis Fowler
Community Member
4 years ago

No matter what your views are on the health ramifications of obesity, NOBODY desereves to hate themselves. THAT is the purpose behind the body positivity movement. I am sick of people responding with some complaint about promoting obesitiy (or promoting eating disorders) on body positive posts. The posts are for promoting self-love. We live in a world where what we look like (or how we percieve we look like) plays a major role in our self-worth. On a physiological level, a living organism's "purpose" is to procreate (on an intellectual level, that is bullshit, but emotion and intellect do not always agree). If people tell us we're not attractive, that is saying no one will wanna fuck us (and in turn make a baby). Therefore, our "purpose" is not going to happen, making us feel worthless. Feelings of worthlessness are hard to shake, even while also recieving positive external validation. The worst comments scream the loudest, especially for those susecptible to depression. The body posi

Alexis Fowler
Community Member
4 years ago

The body positivity movement is working double, triple, qaudruple overtime to counteract every hurtful word, from childhood to today, that is making someone feel worthless, to tell them that they are beautiful, they are fuckable, they are worthy of love. Why are people hellbent on taking that away from someone? Paris, you go girl! Don't ever shy away from wearing a bathing suit in public. You're a beautiful mermaid who deserves her time in the water, under the sun, with all her fellow beautiful mermaid pals!

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Bianca Piu
Community Member
4 years ago

i totally understand her. i can eat the same food as someone that is skinnier than me and i would gain weight. that is because u and i have a slow metabolism. all we can do is to exercise and eat healthy. it sucks but thats the only way to loose weight. i know a lot of people say u can eat whatever you want as long as u exercise. but trust me that doesnt work. u have to eat less calories and less carbs which would help to loose weight. i've done it before it helped me to loose weight. i believe what the girl is doing is great. i also dont care what people think of me but at the same time i hate what i look in the mirror. if people call me fat, i'd say so what? i am fat. thats nothing to be ashamed about. u shouldnt let bullies get you down. and all these people now saying i bought shorts for the first time and gonna wear them.. why the fuck u need a fat chick to tell you its okay to be yourself? didnt u know u could already be yourself 10 years ago? who the fuck cares what others say!

cass1170
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for you! Mean people are every where and more prevalent on the internet. You hang in there, sweetie. It can't be easy living in this world that tends to shame others rather than help.

Long Joan Silver
Community Member
4 years ago

The Master, with that kind of hate, I don't think you'll "hang in there" yourself!

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Nitsan Simantov
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4 years ago

I would never be mean to someone about their weight. It's not her fault. :/ Unfortunately most people don't know about how incredible a whole-food plant-only diet can be. There's a video called How Not To Die by Dr Michael Greger. It will blow your mind.

Full Name
Community Member
4 years ago

It would be damn hard to be obese eating mostly raw veggies.

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Harley Quinn
Community Member
4 years ago

Props to people no matter what size they are but skinny or overweight health screening once a year should be routine!

Geraldine Fox
Community Member
4 years ago

I feel very sorry for her medical problems! Proud of her for being brave and showing off her beautiful face andbody. X x

Clever Fool
Community Member
4 years ago

Why are there so many jerks in the world?

Anna Anicic
Community Member
4 years ago

Awwwww cutie! That's super brave!!!

Diana Hockley
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for her!! How dare people put her down with nasty comments.

Jessica Lynn
Community Member
4 years ago

Love love love this.

Yioryos Ninjitsu
Community Member
4 years ago

I love how humans think people actually care about other humans or their struggles. If you think she "shut down" anyone, you are heavily mistaken my fiend. Those bullies were probably laughing their asses off with those pictures. And at the end of the day she was probably still sad as fuck. In the case of this young lady there are only two choices imo. #1 if she's happy with who she is and those around her are the problem, she just need to beat their asses to the ground, that's how you "shut down" a bully and never get bothered again. Bravery has taken a very-very lose turn nowadays (going to the beach while you're fat...wow what an accomplishment). #2 is the real brave thing to do...and that is to thing about yourself and your choices, set goals and try to change for the better...everyone can do it...EVERYONE!! If you thing your case is irreversible then you're just making excuses so you can stay in your comfort zone. Something that i would call the exact opposite of brave.

Yioryos Ninjitsu
Community Member
4 years ago

Don't get me wrong though, I don't wanna take anything away from this girls accomplishment...She clearly went wayy out of her comfort zone, which actually IS a step to becoming a brave person...I just wanted to say that that is only one of the steps to improve yourself, nothing more nothing less. But to be a fulfilled and happy person who overcomes himself is a much more grater battle.

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Mer
Community Member
4 years ago

The bathing suit pics? All I saw was a kid being outside in the sunshine in a sandy area of some sort. Kudos for getting out and being who you are!

Marzo Florida
Community Member
4 years ago

I love these sort of stories bc they show how a young person takes a stand for themselves. Shes so pretty and she saw it in herself... and I hope others who are being bullied will take a stand for themselves aswell :D what a great story

Sockpuppies11
Community Member
4 years ago

She's not flicking 'PROMOTING OBESITY', she's just brave enough to be herself! People who can't understand that there is not one set type of person that you have to be REALLY tick me off.

Maria Mejaski
Community Member
4 years ago

The people making NEGATIVE comments problem never read the whole story. Go Girl be who you are always and heck with the real UGLY people they are not worth your time or energy

Theresa Hiller
Community Member
4 years ago

You are young and Beautiful. Be strong for yourself. So many judge without known why. You have a Heath problem which cause you to be heavy. This is something that over time can have a cure. Hold your head up be yourself dance to your own beat. Terry.

PandaGirl
Community Member
4 years ago

You are soo beautiful and I am so proud of you for what you have done. Thank you for showing me and many others to embrace yourself and wear what you want.

Sparkwater
Community Member
4 years ago

The moral? "Don't care of what others think, just live life to the fullest! =D"

Ronald Gregory Parks
Community Member
4 years ago

You are brave and are a beautiful person, God made you who you are and you have a purpose. Find your calling in life and run with it. God bless you.

Total Fangirl
Community Member
4 years ago

Why are people focusing on her body when her face is so beautiful?

Mary Jaye
Community Member
4 years ago

YEAH I AGREE WITH ITSPAM DUH. BUT IT TAKES A BRAVE SOUL TO DO IT! KUDOS!

Apoorva Shelar
Community Member
4 years ago

Live for yourself not for others Everything is temporary expect ur heart listen to your heart and be happy forever :-*

Eva Monroe
Community Member
4 years ago

I hate to hear of any child getting bullied. I can assure you all teenagers are very self conscious of their appearance, and heavy kids are acutely aware. They don't need any to state what they deal with everyday. Insulting just makes you look like an insecure idiot.

Deanne Bossell
Community Member
4 years ago

I hope she can stay happy and positive. Life is hard enough, you don't need a bunch of people dragging you down. Who should have better things to do in life then trash someone for not being itty bitty. It's always something, take care, I hope you ignore the cruel comments. And you have good friends to take your mind off that carp.

Mia Rennie
Community Member
4 years ago

most people would listen to the bullies but she didn't.... she was brave.... and yes she is pretty... very pretty

nuttyballoon
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for you, honey; just be yourself!

Aaaa Bbbb
Community Member
4 years ago

My hero! I love reading stories about inspiring people like this. It helps me get through the tough days we all have.

Eva Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

What a lovely young woman, and well done to her for taking ownership of her body in such a positive and forthright way. I also must say, it's good to see more acknowledgement of the "invisible" health conditions. There are quite a few people out there who have to deal with those health issues, and sometimes it is difficult for others to understand how difficult it can be.

Tess Calogaras
Community Member
4 years ago

You go gorgeous!

Laura Fine
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful young lady... Their loss!

Gillian Black
Community Member
4 years ago

hey toy ah;s out there read her story good on you girl you are beautiful dont let anyone tell you different , hold your head high you are better than ssmart ass,s

Pilar Covington
Community Member
4 years ago

She is beautiful!!

Dianne Carbone
Community Member
4 years ago

I think she is a beautiful, brave, young lady. I wish her all the happiness her heart can hold & as for the bullies get lost!

erine R
Community Member
4 years ago

Do not let anybody put you down and miss what's out there for you to enjoy just because people are mean. I am 38 and since my late 20s, I have been struggling with being overweight and having a bad hip. I know how it feels. I have been through an agonizing number of diets and the more I tried the bigger I got. I isolated myself and got depressed, do not fall in that hole! You are who you are, and the right people will touch your life in a positive way and appreciate you as a person. Now, from a medical pov, I recommend you try to work a plan together with your doctor and lose weight. I am only saying this (not trying to scare you), because I developed breast cancer and obesity was one of my major risk factors. You do not want that kind of nightmare in your life. You are young and beautiful, you deserve a healthy life that you can enjoy. I was not aware of the damaging effects of being obese on my health, wished somebody warned me. I am fine now but it added more stress in my life.

Fillippa Nöel
Community Member
4 years ago

Good for her. It's hard to stand up to bullies

Lavinia Q
Community Member
4 years ago

If she feels ok with her body then that alone is acceptable. Though, it doesn't promote obesity because she stated that she has metabolism issues and she can't help gaining weight. It's not about eating a lot and having an unhealthy way of life but a hormonal imbalance.

Priscilla
Community Member
4 years ago

I find it very stupid how people think she is bein praised for being overnight weight but thanks not what there doing they saying to go be yourself and enjoy the body you've been given for this time on earth

Marcela Simon- Quattrocchi
Community Member
4 years ago

Well done sweet heart you be your own person be strong stay beautiful xx

lemontzz aide
Community Member
4 years ago

That's the spirit!!! You go girl!! You have maturity & courage for someone who is just 13 - you clearly realize that you are not defined by 'whatever' idiots say about you! re >> But I felt like I shouldn’t have to explain << EXACTLY!!

Franklin Barnabas
Community Member
4 years ago

What part of health problems do those fuckers not understand?😈😈😈

Long Joan Silver
Community Member
4 years ago

Do you actually know that woman, The Master? You seem to say, quite a bit, that she "over eats". Have you actually witnessed this? If not, then shut your gob!

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Emanuelle Rivera
Community Member
4 years ago

fuck the people it doesn't look in the mirror

Babs
Community Member
4 years ago

Brave and beautiful. You are lightyears ahead in figuring out some of life's hardest lessons. Awesome! :)

Marco Baele
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4 years ago

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Adriana Coppage
Community Member
1 year ago

For people calling her unhealthy: the main cause is health issues she was born with.

PyroKitty
Community Member
2 years ago

She is gorgeous. Frickin' haters don't know what they're talking about.

Taima Fang
Community Member
4 years ago

It's actually some thing people should be thinking about. Some folks have health problems that cause them to either be to heavy or to thin. Just accept people the way they are...and the next time you want to body shame someone maybe you should try thinking about how you would feel in that person's place.

Mona Leclerc
Community Member