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What #theysaid That Caused Me to Hate My Body

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Turning Body Positivity Into a Negative

Whoever said words can’t hurt was lying; negative comments concerning a person’s body image can definitely cause harm. In fact, mental anguish, self loathing and even a feeling of isolation can plague individuals who have been shamed because of the way their body looks.

But like most bad things in the world, social media put a huge spot light on body shaming, Twitter in particular. Using the hashtag #theysaid to verbalize the hurtful, body-shaming comments they’ve been told, Twitter users have given a voice to the pain that lies underneath the exterior.

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