Celebrating Authenticity and Self-Acceptance
I'm so glad I clicked on this. I can't tell you how much I relate to this.
At one point I couldn't love the person I saw in the mirror. I never said that I'm ugly, I never wanted to become fair-er, but I didn't like taking photos because most of what I've heard in school is a bunch of racist comments all round me. And I honestly don't have any other memories from school. While I was already an introvert, this pushed me even further. I couldn't speak to people, I didn't have the courage to even stand on stage.
It's great that you had this realization and were able to pick yourself up. And another great call was to focus on your fitness. I'm glad I did that too. The only thing that matters is to be kind to everyone around you and make them smile everyday. Nothing is more beautiful than that.
Wish you the best.