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The Bold and the Beautiful's Karla Mosley has made her name a household one with her daytime roles as; Maya Avant on 'B&B' and Christina Moore on 'Guiding Light' but that's after quite a challenging time with an eating disorder. In an article on Glamour, Mosley reveals, "As a black girl in a predominantly white area, the messages that my body was incorrect and I needed to change or apologize for it began at a very young age."
She later delved into the challenges and revealed how it all started. "The first time I really felt that there was something “wrong” with my body was in high school, when I wanted to dance. I had been involved in the school theater productions, but there was a wall into the dancing world that seemed built upon the notion that I needed to be an entirely different person to get through. The standard of beauty around me was literally impossible for me to achieve. And while I knew I’d never be blond or white, as my thighs grew bigger, my hips curved, and my butt and stomach rounded, I felt I could—or should—control that."
Mosley later noted, "I believed I was supposed to harm myself in order to change, that I’d lose my career, or relationships, or happiness if I didn’t." She also shared much more revealing how she almost lost her job as she was given an ultimatum by her employer. Thankfully, the specialist she spoke with saved her life. And now today Mosley is able to handle things as she revealed, "when a feeling or thought comes up that in the past could have been destructive, I now look at it. I write about it or dance it out. I pause, I meditate, I throw love on it. And I watch it change."
To read her full touching story visit here!