While Instagram is often used to share fake "fitspiration" and photoshopped glamor shots that make real women feel awful about themselves, body positive activists are flipping the medium and using it for good. Megan Jayne is a 22-year-old from Colchester, England, and was diagnosed with anorexia at 14. At her thinnest, she weighed only 70 pounds, and was hospitalized and fed with a feeding tube. After a long struggle, Jayne is now happy and healthy, and is using her Instagram to help women love their bodies instead of hurt them.
Can we talk about mental health for a minute? Every single one of us will know someone, or be someone who's struggled with mental illness at some point. And sure, there's a lot of talk about breaking stigma and being more compassionate, but so many of us are still afraid to put ourselves out there and say this: Yes, those things are a part of me, but they are not all of me. #thechristineproject is about embracing our struggles, and knowing our worth beyond them. We are such magical multi-dimensional beings, and we deserve to recognise the wonder in that, in the ups, the downs and everything in between. Check out the unstoppable @thechristinecho and her blog to see more, and please please take part in this wonderful project if you feel like you can! 💜💙💚🌈🌞
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