“Embracing your flaws will give you the world. It’s tough. But it will make you tougher.”
“If I can be the only target they shoot at and the rest of the girls will be left alone, that’s fine by me.”
“We all fight battles every day. With society. With our own minds. Resilience is staying true to yourself as this war rages.”
The fat-shaming still happens. But seeing the lives she’s changed, the “light shine in others' eyes”, has made her almost bulletproof. Lotte’s “flaws” have become her greatest strength. And armed with them, she’ll continue her fight against unrealistic beauty expectations.
WHAT DOES TOUGH MEAN IN 2020?
We asked Lotte van Eijk what it means to be tough in 2020.