Bring back 1996! Tamar Braxton shared a stunning photo that was taken over 22 years ago to talk about a very serious matter — body dysmorphia.
In the picture, the reality star and wife of Vincent Herbert looked like a very thin Beyonce from the Destiny’s Child era as a stylist fixed her costume.
Destinys child or Evelyn’s child? Shit it doesn’t matter because either way You'll be sayin' no, no, no, no, no When it's really yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ? @tamarbraxton #nostalgia #thegreatxscapetour #tamarbraxton #thereal #bfv #circa1996 #destinyschild #braxtonfamilyvalues #tonibraxton #somanyways #beyonce #Dc3 #lhhatl #tamartians #lambily
In her caption, Tamar talked about the fact that she thought she was fat because a producer body shammed her at the age of 11.
While she still suffers from body dysmorphic disorder, Tamar told young people not to listen to trolls and mean people who are there to drag them down.
She began her post: “There is nothing like going to your Parents house and finding old 1996 HORRIBLE pictures of yourself!! ??Can you believe I thought I was FAT??!???♀️(I’d sure like to be that size now Lord??) this was back in the day when I shot the “so many ways” video with my then skinner sisters @trinabraxton1 @itowandabraxton ❤️it’s so funny how you see yourself then, and how it parallels to now. (??♀️ confession) I STILL struggle with body dysmorphia to THIS DAY all because a record executive told me I was too fat at 11 to be more of a “commercial “ artist.. only to end up having BIG R&B hits TODAY!!! ( which was fine with me cause that’s how I saw myself THEN in the FIRST place)…The Same as thing goes for me and my sisters…….STARTED having major OVER THE TOP family issues because some network wanted to compete with old love and hip-hop numbers, And felt that our family was to “perfect” and unrelatable ? ( That’s another story)…But only to realize that our problems are JUST like everyone else’s.. AN…this BLACK FAMILY IS FINE THE WAY WE ARE!!!! & ☝? I must mention we must be like somebody’s family cause our “boring” family has the LONGEST running BLACK family reality show EVER in HISTORY ?…”
Tamar went on to say: “I say all that to say people will try to turn you into whatever they want you to be for their benefit! When are you going to be who YOU truly are for your OWN benefit? We put ourselves through hell to be however someone else see’s us..how about if you are going to work at something, WORK ON YOU FOR YOU and have the faith that GOD made you this way on purpose! Because really what other’s see is your greatness and want to TRICK you into thinking otherwise to USE you!! (See previous post) This is why having Esteem of YOURSELF is so important!! Because once you decide to choose YOU and what YOU like??….. maaaaaaaannn watch out!! Here you come!!! Do yourself a favor and STAY ?? on?? they?? NECK!!! #thatsall #haveablessedday??”
Many are applauding Tamar for her positive note and made sure to tell her she was beautiful then and now.