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IN Photography ON 14 May, 2016
Sara Romeo-White did not always feel comfortable during this intimate photo shoot. But even with that fact, she knew that special, positive moments existed. Even if they were brief, Sara felt that she is as beautiful as others say. She thought that she is amazing just the way she is.
So there she was, with only her underwear on. Sara felt terror most of the time, but she had to do it for acceptance and body positivity. The photographer was there to capture her appearance, and the photos would soon be published on the internet.
Why did she pose nearly naked for all to see? Read the story below.
When she was just 19 years old, she weighed a whopping 300 pounds. She was suffering from a severe case of binge-eating disorder. Sara could not leave the house because she felt ashamed of herself. Sara even had suicide attempts while her health insurance company refused to help her out.
It took a long time, but Sara began to lose weight. However, losing weight did not immediately lead to happiness. There was excess skin that still made her feel nervous. In order to remove this, she had a lower-body lift.
Even after she got rid of the sagging skin, Sara felt that she was not pretty enough. However, she did not regret having the surgery. Sara simply thought that no one would ever find her attractive.
Even if she was in disbelief, she eventually got married to a man who loved her for who she was. He told her how sexy and lovely she was, even if she was still afraid of showing off her body.
One year after she got married, Sara gained another 50 pounds. She tried everything to lose it, including yoga, but she would gain the pounds back. Her pelvis broke and she was bedridden for seven days.
The healer told her that she should stop putting restrictions on her diet. These were not helping her lose weight any longer. What she had to do was to stop blaming her food. Sara needed to have a mindful manner of eating. She should begin to accept
Sara finally knew that she had control, but it also gave her a sense of powerlessness. She had to exert so much effort so that she would not simply follow another restrictive diet.
Sara felt bad for having extra skin and being on her period. The fact that she was trying to accept herself was too much. But Melody was always there to tell her how beautiful she was and how she won't regret this photo shoot.
She did not want to hide all her life.
Sara has experienced many bad things before, and she is willing to take risks if it means being better. Even if she can't wear revealing clothes, she knows that these photos will help give her inspiration in the long run.
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