Having a positive relationship with your body and accepting it isn’t the easiest thing to do. This is especially true in the 21st century when we’re surrounded by photoshopped images of celebrities and models 24/7. This weighed heavily on bodybuilder Antonia Liver who suffers from vitiligo, a skin condition in which patches of the skin lose their pigment, becoming white with sharp margins.
She first noticed her skin starting to change at the very beginning of her teenage years when she was only 14 years old. Being devastated by the diagnosis, Liver was constantly trying to hide her imperfections. Learning to live with vitiligo was a very long and challenging journey—but in the end, she found solace in fitness, which enabled her to start fresh.
“I learned to accept it with time, and after time, I appreciated what I look like and who I am to lastly love myself for all I am,” she told Bored Panda.
She got so deep into loving her body that she started lifting weights and became a professional bodybuilder. Now she adores her image and is proud of sharing it publicly.
You can follow her journey on her Instagram account, where she has over 35,000 supporters. Check her out yourself.