Ariella Nyssa is a breath of fresh air. Not only is she an incredible advocate for body positivity, she is also the author of The Self-Love Bible, which is jam-packed with anecdotes and exercises designed to get readers reflecting about how they think and feel about themselves from the inside out.
But things weren’t always so rosy for Ariella. Growing up in a religious community, the expectations of what her future should look like were vastly different from the world she now lives in. These expectations and beliefs saw Ariella fall in with the wrong crowd as a teenager, making choices that saw her fall deeper into the religious beliefs of her community.
As a result, Ariella found herself getting married and then divorced, all before the age of 20.
Her mental health suffered significantly, to the point where she was actively considering ending her own life. This was a terrifying realisation and a lightbulb moment that led her to the glorious path that she is on today.
Ariella is a bright light, full of warmth and insight who has seen the darkest days and been able to turn them into beams of positivity.
Her story is inspiring.
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Edited by Julie Reynolds of Audio Lemonade.