Megan Jayne was diagnosed with an eating disorder at 14 and battled anorexia for the next two years. At her lowest point, she weighed 61 pounds and was told by doctors that she had weeks left to live. She was kept alive by a feeding tube and eventually became accustomed to a regular diet. These days, she can be found blogging about body positivity, feminism, and the cathartic power of social media.
On her website, Body Posi Panda, Jayne details her recovery journey and her initial fear of falling back into the same unhealthy patterns. She explained, "My weight never relapsed back down to dangerously low, but my mind never truly recovered. Being weight restored and being recovered are two very different things, and in a culture that's so fixated on what our bodies look like, it's no wonder that so many people never feel truly recovered." Everything changed when she stumbled upon the body-positive realm of Instagram.
Like those who inspired her, Jayne's own Instagram is adding to the conversation about body diversity and acceptance. In it, she posts fearless photos, quotes, and commentary on certain narrow ideals of beauty for her 40,000 followers.
Click through to see some of Jayne's inspiring snaps and profound captions.