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the girl on the left

I found this pic of me.

It was taken when I wasn't looking. I was in my 20's living in Hawaii, just starting to sell art.

I felt fat then.

I've felt fat all my life.

There are reasons for that, but let's just say that from birth, I was trained to think that way.

My son saw this pic and said, "Whoa. You're like a girl version of me." He's slim too.

But thankfully, he does not feel fat. He has not been taught to think that way.

This pic was taken yesterday. 40 years later and I still struggle with feeling fat. In terms of where I am today, I have probably gained a pound per year.