Tamar Braxton Shares That She Struggles With Body Dysmorphia

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28:  Tamar Braxton is seen outside wendy williams show on September 28, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Tamar Braxton Shares That She Struggles With Body Dysmorphia

"A record executive told me I was too fat at 11."

Published July 6, 2018

Tamar Braxton went to her parents' house and inevitably took a trip down memory lane. While looking through a few things, the "Blind" singer stumbled upon a photo from 1996 and took to IG to share it with her 3M followers. 

It was not a Thursday when the 41-year-old shared the photo. But she took it a step further than just captioning the photo #TBT. She shared a very personal side of life as she continues to battle with body dysmorphia.

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 thats how I saw myself THEN in the FIRST place)...The Same as thing goes for me and my sisters.... We 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 un relatable 🙄 ( Thats another story)...But only to realize that our problems are JUST like everyone else’s.. AND 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 🤔....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🙏🏽

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Body dysmorphia is a mental illness that causes one to create a negative obsession with their physical appearance.

“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??!?” Braxton wrote on Instagram. “It’s so funny how you see yourself then, and how it parallels to now.”

ICYMI: Earlier this year, Tamar cut her hair off in hopes to no longer feel captive to people and her own thoughts. 

“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,” the Grammy-nominated singer confessed.

Tamar wants it to be clear that she is just like everyone else. From family issues to everything else that you can imagine, the R&B singer has to deal with it just like us. 

She also offered a few words of  encouragement to her 3 million Tamartian:

"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!! 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!!!"

We love this side of Tamar and we hope she continues on the road of reflection and healing so that she can continue to deliver that #blackgirlmagic.

Written by Tweety Elitou

(Photo: Raymond Hall/GC Images)

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