You can't travel far on the internet without dreaded before-and-after photos cropping up to promote trending workout cults or best selling diet plans. Luckily, not all before-and-after photos are created equal. As a way of breaking the mold of anxiety-inducing diet ads, the plus-size model Latecia Thomas posted a before-and-after photo on her Instagram, and this one focused on the importance of mental health.
The "before" is a picture of Thomas when she was competing for a bikini competition years ago. In her caption, Thomas says the "before" photo represents a period in her life when she was plagued with insecurities and self-doubt.
The "after" photo shows her now, happier and mentally healthier than she has been in years. It's crucial to remember that being a smaller size doesn't equate physical or mental health.