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‘People Call Me Fat But I’m Proud Of My Body And Show My Figure In Bikinis’

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‘People Call Me Fat But I’m Proud Of My Body And Show My Figure In Bikinis’

Own what you have and don’t look like other people.

Theresa has Lymphedema, yet most people naturally assume she’s fat. The Texas-based developed the condition which causes an abnormal build-up of fat cells at age seven. And while growing up, she suffered bullying and harassment on the streets. But now, Theresa, who also battles with Lipedema, is proudly showing off her condition through a series of photoshoots on Instagram.

Theresa of Austin, Texas, is proudly showing off her Lymphedema through a series of photoshoots. 

Despite being called FAT, she aims to let people know it’s OKAY to have a bigger body. 

She aims to help change beauty standards by showing off her body and letting people know it’s OKAY to have a bigger body. “Be proud of the body that you have, don’t constantly try and change it and try and look like other people. Just own what you have and be proud and confident to be who you are.” Theresa has urged via an interview with TRULY

In an interview with TRULY, Theresa advised that people shouldn’t try to change their bodies.

“Just own what you have and be proud and confident to be who you are,” she insisted.

Just as she is confident, Theresa wants people with bigger bodies or shapes to feel the same!

Her case is genetic as her mum had the same condition. In Theresa’s second grade, she started to notice her thighs were getting and swollen legs. At this time, she feels a sharp pain in the back of her thigh, just like an electrical feeling. It was pretty painful that she used compression socks to help the swelling. Without them, her legs feel heavy and become uncomfortable.

It was in her second grade, Theresa started to notice her thighs were getting and swollen legs.

From her second grade to now, she feels a sharp pain in the back of her thigh, just like an electrical feeling.

Compression socks and garments have been of great rescue to Theresa’s swelling.

“The way I treat the swelling is basically through wearing a compression garment; also, I have a nomadic pump that I put on my legs which helps the lymph fluid flow; I use that every night. The condition affects my day-to-day activities by making my mobility difficult, which makes me tired from carrying around my heavy legs.” Theresa, who’s on Truly’s SHAKE MY BEAUTY series, added. 

Without them [compression socks], her legs feel heavy and become uncomfortable.

Theresa also has a nomadic pump she puts on her legs every night. It helps the lymph fluid to flow.

There’s no denying the condition affects her day-to-day activities, but Theresa isn’t giving up, not anytime soon.

Theresa has since joined the modeling universe to raise awareness on body acceptance. Through photoshoots, which she found exciting, one of her goals is to let people know that it’s also OK to have disabilities. Theresa has advised that no matter the shape or body size, there’s always someone out there who will find you attractive. In all, she wants every woman to be proud of their body. 

She has now joined the modeling universe, spreading awareness it’s OK to have disabilities.

Theresa also advised that no matter the shape or size, there’s always someone who will find you attractive.

Watch Her Full Interview Here:

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