For many, summer is the most fun time of year because they can go out to the beach, swim, relax, and soak up the sun.
But at the same time, wearing a swimsuit in public can also be a nightmare filled with self-conscious anxiety about being judged. Despite have the same fear, however, 13-year-old Paris Harvey from Kent, England, decided to face it head by putting on her swimsuit and heading out to enjoy a day on the sand.
Paris was proud of herself for her huge accomplishment. “I got bullied in the past and after a while, you start to believe what people say. I became really insecure about how I looked,” she said.
But despite others trying to cut her down and make her feel bad about herself, she still found the courage to join other beach goers with a smile on her face and decided to share her victory online.
It’s unfortunate that rude people feel the need to make fun of her weight at all, and especially in light of her condition, but I’m glad she isn’t letting it get to her. Share if you think bullies should stop focusing on others and start worrying about themselves!