Reader letter: I want to inspire young people to be more confident about their body weight

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I'm Dylan. I'm 14-years-old and I live in Norwich.

When I started high school I was bullied for being overweight and not 'normal' like the other kids in my year group and I felt distorted and asked myself these questions. Why me? What's wrong with me? And do I look alright? As a result I was dreading school every day and had few friends.

There was one time when a boy called me 'fat face'. I thought: 'Why are they bullying me?' Eventually as it went on my academic progress fell down and I had low self-esteem and body confidence and I was scared of making new friends.

But last year I felt this needed to change, so I sat down with my parents and told them everything and I felt relieved and the weight was lifted off my shoulders. It was the start of a new confident me.

Last week I also decided that in modern day society this is a massive issue and young people like myself don't know who to turn to? On Monday I started a YouTube channel called bloggingua and I want to reach out to young people and inspire them to be more confident about their body weight. To know that no matter your size, you're like everybody else.


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So please watch my YouTube channel and share with your family and friends and remember you're not alone and there is someone to help you and that person is me.

After I found help I became a more confident and happy teenage boy.

To see the channel click here.

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