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Angie Kinghorn
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Angie Kinghorn

My body image struggle started so long ago I didn't remember...until one night I found myself at a party full of skinny-minnies, wearing my too-tight fat jeans, hiding in the bathroom trying to fix my Spanx after they'd rolled into a tube around my middle.  Then I had a flashback to high school and the coach who told me I needed to lose ten pounds.  And I realized exactly how deeply and permanently words can bruise.