Slacker and Steve - OPP: Insecure Teenager (Audio)

November 29, 2016

Photo: Tracy Whiteside |

Today's OPP is Candy and she needs your help! Here's what she said-


"Yi! Please don’t use my name if you read this on the radio. I’m 14 and I’m extremely insecure about my body. My weight and food consumption is consistently on my mind, like a little voice in my head… Naturally, as a 14 year old girl, I guess I feel... unaccepted. Doesn't every one? I know I'm not alone with my weight insecurities and such but it still effects me. I know I'm at a healthy BMI and blah blah blah. But the way my body looks, I feel like it really disrupts the way I think and feel everyday. I don't wear tank tops, shorts, and anything else that would show my dreaded body fat. I'm even insecure in my PE clothes. I get references that I am heavy and it bothers me. I have tried to hold onto several ways of eating to cut down flab but I can't. It's frustrating on its own. I know I'm not special, I know that probably a larger majority of teens feel the same way I do. But I really do feel like my self esteem is definitely the lowest. It's really a horrible feeling to hate yourself, and I get all this bull crap about, 'learning to love yourself!' If you do love yourself, that's wonderful. But it's hard for me to see myself beautiful at all in the sense of my body. Is this ever going to change or is this the way it will always be for me? Thanks." 



What advice do you have for Candy?