Rosemary | Female, Latina, She/Hers 

What does “body positivity” mean to you? How has your body image changed over time? How does your body image play a role in your identity or even in your daily life?

Body positivity means to me that everyone in every shape and size is welcomed and included within society. My body image has played a role in my identity such as trying to be positive for myself and accepting. I know that I might not look like a lot of girls or the people we see in the media but my body does represent the majority. I want my body to be seen more in the media.

How has body image affected your mental and emotional health? What’s something that helps you feel comfortable in your own skin?

I suffer from body dysmorphia and I have previously suffered from depression and an eating disorder before because of my body. Every day I work on myself to be more positive in how I look and by doing this project, it would be a step forward.

Is there a specific message that you’d like to convey by participating in this project?

To have more body positivity in the media.