Patricia Campbell.

Patricia Campbell.

She walks through the streets of Sangre Grande confidently. A nice denim outfit complements her tall physique, and matching shoes add to the allure. Most pedestrians don’t notice; they are too busy, too preoccupied. But a few of them stare and make negative comments, but their jeers don’t take the pep out of her step.

Indeed, it took many years for school teacher Patricia Campbell to reach this pivotal point of self-acceptance and self love. “Why let society’s false stereotype of beauty pervert your own perception of beauty?” she wonders aloud.

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