I am a school librarian and a yoga teacher.
Last year I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I had a hysterectomy to remove the cancer cells. Now I am cancer free, but the trauma to my body and hormones left me 30 pounds heavier. My self esteem has plummeted.
I had created a persona for myself as a “stylish librarian” and would post a photo of myself almost ever day. When I returned to work after 4 weeks off and for the next 8 months, I couldn’t wear any of my clothes. I was embarrassed about my weight gain and lack of “style” so I barely took any photos of my body.
I’ve never shared this publicly and only a few people. I have been praying and seeking answers to decided if and when it was time for me to share my story. I guess God answer my prayers.
I am scared but will share and hopefully inspire others.