At Times, My Struggles With Self-Image Almost Ended Me.

In my teens and early 20s, I battled an eating disorder. It’s time for a candid discussion about body-shaming in the LGBT community.

The rain was streaking down outside the windows of a church school somewhere in the hills outside Chattanooga, Tennessee. I was eight years old and my sign-language class just let out. Our instructor’s name was Giselle. She was in her…