Courtney Stodden on reclaiming their body and overcoming sexual trauma
Courtney Stodden is working to reclaim their relationship with their body.
The 27-year-old, who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, is just a few years out of a marriage with actor Doug Hutchison who married the 16-year-old teenager when he was 51 years old. After speaking out about the reality of the couple's relationship and claiming that they were sexually groomed and verbally assaulted throughout the course of the nearly decade-long marriage, Stodden is recounting the impact that it had on their body image and self-esteem.
"My relationship with my body today is so much more healthy than it was even a year ago. I do believe that I am on a trajectory of really learning what it is to be confident in myself. Truly, truly confident," they tell Yahoo Life. "Still, I struggle every day."