(TRIGGER WARNING: Self-Injerous Behavior Hi, I’m Kira! I’m from the US and around a size 16. I own over 75 sweatshirts that I have collected over the past 11 years, and went over a year were I wouldn’t leave the house without a hoodie on. This was simply because I feared someone seeing my chub. From the early age of 5, I was put on steroids which added in my weight gain. This month, is my first time since the age of 4 that I am not on medication. I bought this very outfit as a means to say “I will not allow my weight to hold me back”. I am done with being worried about eating in public. I am done with worrying that people will think I am fat because i eat too much food (as if big girls aren’t entitled to eating). I am trying with every cell in my body to not allow myself to harm my body, because it is a beautiful canvas that should be dressed in nice clothes, not battle wounds. Thank you to every single god damned person on this blog, thank you for sharing your stories, your photographs (all beautiful, I might add) and your words. You have helped me see the beautiful person that I truly am, and that is something that no human being has ever helped me with. I am eternally grateful for every single one of you. Much love, Kirahaha.