PADA usia 14 tahun, berat Megan Jayne hanya seringan 31 kilogram. Pada waktu itu, kesihatannya terganggu akibat menderita masalah anoreksia. Begitupun, lapan tahun telah berlalu, wanita kelahiran Colchester, England itu kini sihat dan bangga dengan tubuhnya walaupun tidak kelihatan sempurna.
One day you’ll see. The moments of your life that you’ve missed. The memories that were made to light up your mind with smiles in vivid colour. But instead, they are dull. They were dulled. By a mind that could never truly live in that moment, too consumed by the ever present mirror forcing your reflection to the forefront of your thoughts. You cannot truly live with that mirror, looming over all that you do, and all that you are. One day you’ll see, that it was inside you all along – the power to smash the mirror into pieces too small to ever pierce through your self esteem again. One day you’ll see, that you could have lived unburdened by lies about your worth residing in your reflection. That you could have laughed with your whole body shaking. That you could have devoured every bite without shame. That you could have lived every moment, for yourself. One day, you will see. And I can’t think of a better day than the one you’re living right now. ?????
Megan menulis perjalanannya memerangi anoreksia menerusi kapsyen dan gambar yang dimuat naik menerusi laman sosial Instagram. “Jika lipatan lemak pada perut dan garisan selulit mampu membuatkan orang ramai menyayangi diri mereka, saya akan terus memuat naik gambar-gambar sedemikian,” ujar Megan pada portal berita The Daily Mail.
You can get there. Maybe right now you can’t see a way out. Maybe you’ve been dragged into the depths of self hatred, and you just can’t see a way back up. We’ve all been poisoned by a world that profits from us hating our bodies, and if they had their way we’d be tied down forever. Paying for their impossible idea of perfection with our money, our self esteem, our happiness. But I know that you can break free. Because I did. You just have to believe that you can. You have more strength inside of yourself than you will ever know. You are powerful. Powerful enough to rip off those chains holding you down, and refuse to believe that you aren’t good enough any longer. You’ve spent enough of your life shackled by other people’s expectations. It’s time to be free, and embrace the beautiful body positive warrior that’s been in you all along. If this girl can get there, I know that you can too. ?????
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Dalam pada itu, Megan yang menulis menerusi blognya berkata: “Jika kita menunggu masa yang “sempurna” untuk menyayangi badan kita, pasti kita akan ketinggalan banyak benda kerana tiada apa pun yang sempurna di muka bumi ini,” ujarnya.