I was that girl, who weighed more than she should've.
Who wore glasses and braces to make my appearance even more bitter.
I was the girl who was always "just a friend", because my face was naked, curly hair on my head.
At home misery was my bestfriend. Abuse to my body and to the thoughts inside my head.
One point in time I felt all hope was lost, but then I turned to God and the negativity flashed off.
I became that girl running with a friend, to not look silly when I couldn't reach the end.
I became that girl that embraced my natural locks and told the hatred towards myself to get lost.
I became that girl that turned to God for help, when I couldn't figure anything out by myself.
I was that girl.
Now I am the young lady that walks with passion each step I take.
Who laughs and smiles each and everyday.
I am the young lady comfortable with her size, regardless if it's a 0 or a 9.
I am the young lady that see's the "just a friend" guys and tells them no.
Because they shunned me away when I was low.
I am flawless, because I worked as hard as I could; to make myself see that I truly am something good.
I am that young lady; bold and proud, noisy and loud. I can't help but shout.
I feel joy in my heart, now I truly do.
When you feel like you don't love yourself, know that I do.