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STANDING Out

, Allie Kieffer posted a picture of herself flexing on Instagram. The caption read: “Strong is empowering. It’s knowing you belong in the free-weights section of the gym, holding your own amongst grunting men. Strong is seeing the number on the scale, but knowing it isn’t tied to your self-worth. It’s the feeling that you can

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