(Photo: Anna Kavalinuas) This week, I’m sharing a piece from Anna Kavaliunas. She wrote this essay in the midst of a big transition in her life, as you’ll see. So often, we feel the need to run and hide from our missteps or willfully ignore them, but stories like this show how important it is to fully acknowledge our pasts, even (or especially) when they are painful. Click through to read Anna’s story. — KM Related: 30 Photos Of Unretouched Butts, In Case You Forgot What They Really Look Like The Anti-Diet Project is an ongoing series about intuitive eating, rational fitness, and body positivity.