Kelly Howland from Michigan is an Instagrammer who has been incredibly open about her past experience with domestic abuse and how that led to binge-eating disorder. On her journey to build a healthier lifestyle for herself, Howland has dropped both physical and metaphorical weight.

“For every pound I gained hiding my pain with food, I see it coming off as a sign of shedding abuse. I see the trauma melting off of me and as I become physically stronger, it’s just the reverberation of my SPIRIT getting stronger,” she said.

“The lighter my body, the louder my voice. I have reclaimed the ownership of myself. I have found my wild and I am now free. Never again will I allow myself to be bridled, cornered, or cut down.”