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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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© 2017 by Gail Kardish 

 

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September 29, 2017

These past few weeks I have made some changes and stepped outside of my comfort zone. I have to say that some of the strength and determination to do this has come from all of you. I am always telling you to give things a try before making judgements and I'm practicing what I preach! Let me tell you a bit about it.

When I was 8 years old, I started tap dancing. I kept at it for 10 years and quit when I was 18 and heading to university. I'd like to say that the main reason for stopping was to focus on my school work and applying to universities but the truth is that I let my body image and competition get in the way!

I always say to people that when I hit puberty, I grew every way but up meaning that I'm short and curvy. This is not what is considered the "ideal dancer's body" and I struggled. I would sweat in places that others didn't and it would be visible and the other girls would laugh. I was made to feel worst about my curves by the costumes that my teacher designed. 

Even back then,...

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