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Portraits Of Boston: A New Person

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“I’m a new person. I used to have a negative lifestyle, but recently I’ve found the right path by eating better, feeling better and becoming spiritually stronger. Before, I was on a roller coaster of losing weight and gaining it again. I would lose a hundred pounds, then gain 70 back. I just had bariatric surgery to make my stomach smaller so I can lose weight. The stomach is normally 3,000 milliliters — they made mine only 125. It’s part of my transformation to better myself and become healthier. I’m also reaching out to other people who are going through a similar struggle to help them be fitter and healthier.

I actually have a title for your story: A New Woman of God Transforming Her Life to Save Souls.”


Portraits of Boston is a project of independent photographer Ivan Velinov. He is regularly sharing some of his favorite portraits with WBUR. Visit his website to see the hundreds of portraits he has taken on the streets of Boston.

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