When Life Forces You to Change Your Self-Image

A dramatic weight loss, an unexpected divorce, a serious illness. Take these on, and abruptly your self-image alters. Five brave women reflect on how big developments drove them to see themselves in completely new ways

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First published in the November 2013 issue

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