I can really relate to Cassie C.'s story "Fitting Thin." I always feel uncomfortable in dance class because there are some who don't like me because I'm big. The main person who is at me about my size is my mom. She is always telling me that I am so big and I should be embarrassed because no guys will ever like me. My friends are thin and they have boyfriends, but I don't. My friends help a little, telling me that I'm not fat and that I'm pretty. I love hearing that, but when I go home I hear mean words from my mother. Thank you, Cassie, for showing that girls of any shape and size can be beautiful.
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