I skipped school in the morning to see him, and had to race back in time to have my class photo taken in the afternoon. I was a mess; wild hair, flushed, clothes everywhere, no make-up. When the photo came back I looked at it and for the first time in my life I didn't think "I'm so ugly, I'm so thin, I'm so ordinary". I didn't look plain at all. I looked happy.
For the first time ever I looked at myself and thought "That's me. That's the girl I want to be."