Aspiring Tennessee model wants to spread message of body positivity in pictures

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A 23-year-old woman in Knoxville is going viral online by spreading her message of body positivity while living with a painful illness.

Mahogany Geter is a picture-perfect example of what it means to be comfortable in the skin you are in.

“As I have gotten older, I’ve learned to embrace myself and accept myself,” Geter said.

She has lymphedema in one of her legs, which means fluid builds up and has nowhere to go, causing a lot of swelling.

Geter said it’s more cumbersome than anything. She is not in constant pain from the illness, but can feel the weight all the time.

“It drains my energy, of course, because it’s an extra 100 pounds,” Geter explained. “So when I say I’m not very fast, or my mobility is limited, it’s very true.”

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