A 20-year-old woman, Simekahle Mthethwa, was once a bullied teenager because of her weight, but she has since learned to own her body and become an inspiration to other curvy women.
Mthethwa was bullied for being oversized in primary school, however she did not let the haters get her down.
Taking to social media, SheSouthAfrica shared Mthethwa's story on Thursday. The Wits student, who studies Politics, International Relations and Media, hopes to help other ladies accept their curves.
"Meet Soweto born 20 year old @Simekahle_M, a 2nd yr @WitsUniversity Politics, International Relations and Media Student. She was bullied in primary school for being overweight so she want to become someone chubby girls could look up to and be inspired by," the post was captioned.
Mthethwa went on to say, "I want girls to see themselves and understand that they're beautiful despite their size."
Briefly.co.za learned she then went on to encourage women to love themselves as they love others.
"We have the ability to love others unconditionally, we should offer ourselves that exact same love. A love where we're patient with ourselves, forgive ourselves and see the beauty that thrives within us," she concluded.
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