“An Instagram sensation, whose legs are constantly swollen, is encouraging others to embrace their figures and celebrate their differences.” claims dailymail.co.uk. Ms Smith, who claims she regularly receives messages from women thanking her for showing off her ‘flaws’, is speaking out to encourage others to be confident in their own skin.Lymphedema affects up to 10 million people in the US.
For her first photoshoot, which focused on her lymphedema, Ms Smith used signs to highlight the hashtags she has become known for, such as #lymphedemawarrior and #eatthecaketoo.That’s why there’s swelling and discomfort.’
As a child, Ms Smith was forced to wear flip flops at all times due to them being the only shoes that comfortably fit her feet.She said: ‘Positive reactions on Instagram make me know that I’m doing what I’m supposed to do.
‘The women who are in my inbox saying, “Hey my legs look like yours.
Source and image courtesy dailymail.co.uk