Pretty Little Liars' Tammin Sursok has opened up about her weight issues as a teenager in an inspirational Instagram post.
The 33-year-old actor shared a collage of childhood photos of herself to acknowledge the importance of 'self love'.
The post went out to her 878k followers and has already received over 24.8k likes.
Hey guys. :) So I was going through some pictures from my family home and I came across these. It actually took me back to a place of painful memories. I remember the lack of self love and the lack of compassion I had for myself. I think it's important to speak about this around the holidays- especially when all we are seeing is everyones "highlight" reel, the filters, the perfect families, the perfect bodies - and I know there are many people out there who are struggling, who don't feel like they are enough, who have no hope. I PROMISE you, you can change your life. You can get out of a painful situation. It takes one positive step in the right direction. Just one step. This is not about weight, it's about positive change from whatever negative situation you find yourself in. This is coming from me, this was my story, a little girl close to 200 pounds, who woke up one day and decided enough was enough. I love you all and I truly believe in every one of you. #thisisbeautiful.
Earlier this year she shared another throwback picture on Instagram with the caption: “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."
Supportive messages and personal confessions have flooded the actresses page with many commenting on how important such a message is at this time. And, we've got to agree- we're super inspired!