On Wednesday, Tammin Sursok posted an old picture of herself on Instagram, accompanying it with a caption about how she was bullied for her weight growing up.
For all of you being bullied out there. This is me. Growing up I was overweight and spent most of my adolescence being bullied because of it. I definitely wasn't the popular girl, but it didn't define me. You can be ANYTHING you want to be in your life. It's your choice which path you take. Don't let other people's words give you your self worth. You are beautiful. I was beautiful. It just took me a long time to love myself. #thisisbeautiful
Sursok's post is part of her #ThisIsBeautiful campaign, which aims to empower people and change the message around beauty standards.
Beautiful means so many things and if we start celebrating our diversity and stop only focusing on a specific type of beauty then maybe we can change the conversation of what beauty looks like.