My Legs Will Never Stop Growing

A WOMAN living with two conditions that mean her legs will not stop growing has told of how she still feels beautiful. Katrina, 41, from Georgia, USA, has both lipedema and lymphedema – disorders of the lymphatic system that have caused an abnormal build-up of fat and fluid in her legs. Though her mobility is severely affected, and she requires help with everyday tasks, she refuses to be defined by her condition. In a bid to normalize different body types and redefine beauty standards, she posed for an empowering photoshoot with her friend Elise, who also has the condition. She said: “I’m not my legs. I am Katrina.”