Hi @One_Shy_Muggle! Welcome to the forums! Like you, I am also an introvert. When I was younger, I also loved writing fanfiction and my own stories. I think your hobbies sound really cool. I used to be a big fan of Harry Potter too. :) There are lots of threads on the forums where you can chat to other members of our community with similar interests. We also have a thread where you can introduce yourself here. I'm so sorry that you've struggled with your body image and anxiety. :( The Butterfly Foundation has a helpline and some other services, such as support groups, if you're interested in receiving some support for body image concerns. I've also struggled with being able to meet people. I've been able to make a lot of friends through volunteering and it has made me feel a lot better about myself. I've also made a lot of friends through sharing the same hobbies online. Would you be interested in trying those things out? There is also a website called MeetUp where you can find interest groups in your local area. There are lots of writing-related groups on there. I haven't personally tried that website, but I'd love to give it a go in the future.
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