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Body Dysmorphia Isn’t Rational, but That Doesn’t Make It Stop

Whether early-onset puberty or my thighs being too fat, I hated my self-image

A photo of me when I traveled. Photos courtesy of the author

I come from a family that shows love through food.

Every holiday event centered around eating. By the time I was 13 and ready to have a bar mitzvah, I was chubby. My uncles would often remark, callously…

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