I wanted to participate because society tries to define us and it’s so easy to fall victim to it. It’s time to stand up for ourselves and stop listening to the negative things people have to say about us.
Overweight Stereotypes Redefined
I am participating in this because I think the world needs as much positive as we can find. And how wonderful to look through and see how we see ourselves. What the world may see as our most important feature, may not be something that personally we consider that big a deal.
It really takes a toll on your self esteem when you feel judged about your weight. I am learning to love my body even if it doesn't meet society's standards.
Its who we are as people that defines us, not our labels! Rise above the hate! Be the change you wanna see!
My son is from Ghana. In Ghana he experienced discrimination because his mother was unmarried and they were poor. He came to the US (San Francisco) when he was 14 with a soccer team.
To show that there is diversity at Quinnipiac University.