Buzzfeed Life reached out to 21 young adults who live with chronic conditions, ranging from lupus to HIV, to learn more about their everyday life and the challenges they face.
"My body image has changed so much throughout my illness, surgeries, and now with my J-pouch. My weight, the clothes that I wear, how I approach situations, and more.
I do think that I'm a strong person, though. I do believe that I am beautiful, but there are definitely outer traits that I wish were different. My stomach isn't completely flat anymore. My scars bother me and show through some T-shirts, but I know that I am blessed to have the body that I do."Read More