Testimony 116

I joined KEGS as an external boy in 2017. In the first few weeks, someone was having a pool party to which people were invited. I recalled a girl who joined with the rest of us externals saying that she couldn’t wait to judge every boy’s body at the party to see who was the ‘fittest’. It sounds like a pretty minor incident, but that remark ruined my body image for the rest of my time at KEGS. The agreement from her friends on her outlook suggested this wasn’t just a single person’s mindset. I later recall this person being the victim of body shaming during the year at the hands of some of the horrible boys. Perpetuating a body shaming culture helped no one at KEGS.

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