The New “Then & Now” Challenge — Loving Every Version of Yourself

I wrote this article as I struggled to post a “then & now” comparison of myself, as trended on social media. As it took years to overcome low self-esteem, I couldn’t help but wonder what exact I was comparing. I now understand why.

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My mother noticed a worrying trend circa spring 2003. I had a boyfriend the previous autumn and through my sister, my…