31-Year-Old Blogger Gloriously Claps Back After Online Troll Calls Her an ‘Old Hag'



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A 31-year-old food blogger took an unusual but memorable departure from sharing recipes to impart a bit of wisdom about what's really important in life (hint: It isn't food) after a commenter told her she should cover her grays rather than look like "such an old hag."

So Rachel Farnsworth, aka The Stay At Home Chef, created a video with a powerful message of acceptance, love, and body positivity. 

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The cookbook author, food blogger, and YouTube creator, who lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and children, responded to the hateful comment with grace and eloquence in this empowering clip she shared on Facebook:

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Wow, right? Talk about putting things in perspective! When Rachel first mentions that her husband doesn't want her to color her hair, you think, "Huh?" But the heartbreaking revelation she makes about her autoimmune diagnosis, which will most likely prevent the couple from growing old together, hits you right in the gut. She says:

"Every sign of aging that I have is a sign that I'm still alive. A lot of people don't get the privilege to ever live to be old and I probably won't either, which means I don't have time to waste criticizing myself and I don't have time to waste criticizing other people. I care a lot more about what my life is like right now." 

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As if that weren't heart-wrenching enough, the chef goes on to share that she was born with a jaw deformity that resulted in her being bullied by her classmates throughout puberty -- which, as we all know, is often a challenging time all on its own. You completely feel her pain when she confesses, "I let it break me. I felt like I was some sort of hideous monster." 

Though she had it fixed, Rachel came to realize her outward appearance didn't change who she was inside. Wise beyond her years, this beautiful woman -- inside and out -- recognizes that a few gray hairs, freckles, wrinkles, extra pounds, stretch marks, and imperfect bone structure still add up to something to wonderful. 

"The world needs more people who will build each other up instead of tearing each other down," she says. "The world needs more men like my husband who are willing to encourage women to embrace who they are. The world needs more women who are willing to rock their bodies exactly as God made them." 

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She ends her message by repeating "Be that person!" three times. 

This really turned lemons into lemonade, right? If you were the person who sent her that message, how incredibly low and petty would you feel? 

In a world when people are so caught up in appearances, outward signs of beauty, and judging one another based on impossible standards, what a vital reminder to reconsider what's really important. 

Rachel's courage and honesty in spite of everything she has faced and in light of the road that lies ahead, make her radiant in our eyes.

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