I want you to imagine a 10 year-old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl who first believed that she was fat and ugly and an embarrassment. I want you to imagine her sitting there right now. Now tell that little girl she’s fat. Tell that little girl she’s ugly. Tell that little girl that she’s an embarrassment, worthless, and useless. Because that’s what you do every single day when you say that to yourself.
—My Mad Fat Diary