"Brooke Birmingham, a 28-year-old from Illinois, launched her blog, Brooke: Not on a Diet, in 2009 to document her weight-loss journey, which focused on old-fashioned healthy eating and exercise, with no surgery or fad diets allowed. She started off at 327 pounds and ended up dropping more than 170 pounds in four years, completely transforming her body and her life." (Yahoo)

Brooke's story was first featured in 'Women's Day Magazine' and last week 'Shape' reached out to her- they wanted to feature her before and after photos on their website. She sent them 2 pictures only to be asked for a different "after" photo that featured her wearing a shirt instead of this bikini top...

Birmingham refused, and posted the email exchange (with names and other identifying info blacked out) to her blog in a post titled "Why I Refused to Put a Shirt on for Shape."

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