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Men Reject Woman Because Her Legs Were ‘Too Big’ She Hits Back With Empowering Pics

Good to know that she isn’t broken and staying strong!

Savannah Sullivan is often bullied for her legs and rejected by men due to a health condition. Since age 12, she has always felt something was wrong, especially as her limbs grew bigger and became increasingly painful. The now 22-Year-Old is told she had “cottage cheese legs” and bingo wings by school bullies. 

Savannah Sullivan had her confidence ‘destroyed’ by men who rejected her because her legs were ‘too big.’

But thankfully, sharing bikini snaps of herself has helped her reclaim her body.


The sports management student, also a Makeup Artist, is mainly diagnosed with stage two lipoedema this March, and indeed living with the condition has been an emotional rollercoaster. However, Sullivan, now a size 16-18 on her lower half and 12-14 on top, has been posting gorgeous bikini snaps to help regain her body confidence.

Being told she’s got ‘bingo wings’ and “cottage cheese legs” since age 12 is no fun for Sullivan.

In particular, cruel comments from boys and men tend to really hit home.

Speaking about being bullied, she explained: “It was never nice because, during childhood, my legs and arms were always bigger than other girls. I didn’t want to wear the skirts that I had to wear for sports practices just because I could look around the room and everybody’s legs looked completely different to mine, and I was, ‘well, what is wrong with me?”

The makeup artist, now a size 16-18 on her lower half and 12-14 on top, was diagnosed with stage II lipoedema.

And living the condition since March this year has been an emotional rollercoaster for Sullivan.

Sullivan, who originated from Antigua, Caribbean, continued: “I know I don’t excessively, I’ve always kept a healthy balanced diet. It was rough; kids don’t know [about the condition], you do get bullied, they always pick on the fat kid to put it quite bluntly.” Sullivan attested that her condition comes with its ups and downs as someday when she looks in the mirror, she loves the way she looks, but other days it’s like she wants to turn the mirror around and never see her body again. 

Despite the suffering, Savannah claims she’s been empowered by posting photos and videos of her body.

“Posting full-length pictures is kind of reclaiming my body – ‘this is who I am, this is what I look like.”

She stated: “You can’t have a flower without a little rain; it’s learning to love my body as the flower that it’s becoming while also appreciating the good and the bad days.” The student also spoke about her posting bikini snaps, saying, “Posting full-length pictures is kind of reclaiming my body – ‘this is who I am, this is what I look like, and it’s ok to look like this; everybody is different.” 

Sullivan had tried every diet out there, and despite exercises, she couldn’t lose weight.

She claims to have constant pain in her knees, and she often has lymphatic drainage massages.

It’s revealed that Sullivan will undergo liposuction in 2022 to help with her physical condition. She also shared that men tell her that her size is the number one reason she gets rejected or dumped. “It was like, ‘you’re too big for me. Your legs are way too big. I could never date a girl whose legs are bigger than mine. I think those were what hit home. Boys would say that as an excuse for not going out with me,” Sullivan shared.

The entrepreneur hopes to have medical liposuction next Easter, which will involve at most four surgeries.

Undergoing surgery means she’ll be able to have some quality of life. Although, she’s now in a relationship.

She further stated, “It’s also the subtle thing like ‘Why don’t we go to the gym together sometime? I think that would help you and it’s like ahh, shut up. It made me feel awful. It absolutely destroyed my confidence, and that’s stuff I still dealt with up until I got with my recent partner who is very accepting, understands, and has taken the time to learn with me about this condition.”

On TikTok, Sullivan shares awareness about lipoedema and how it affects people physically and mentally.


Here’re some of the symptoms listed:


However, Sullivan has been sharing knowledge to help others to learn about themselves. After sharing a TikTok clip about her condition, the entrepreneur feels quite pleased, knowing that the realization for others significantly means they can look up for help to know they aren’t alone while also raising awareness. She’s no life-changer or a mystical guru but helping one person via her videos means much more.

Watch her most recent clip here:


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