As part of the #BeYourself campaign we have reached out to various people across the LGBT+ community who inspire and encourage self-worth and self-belief. @thevanitybear is a transformation motivator, who’s focus is on spreading love and positive thinking. He shares some words of wisdom to inspire below:


My journey has taken me from over 400lbs to under 200lbs.

Many people don’t realise it, but they way we see and handle every situation starts with you in your mind. You can pick out all the negative and dwell on it, or you can find the positive and build on in. I finally started to build myself up in my mind and it made all the difference. Tell yourself you are worth it because you are.

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