Generation Grit: 'I felt everything about me was not good enough,' says social worker who defied body image woes

Growing up, Mr Asher Low felt he was short, ugly and never good enough. His body image woes, plus other problems, led to depression and he tried to kill himself. Today, he is the founder of Limitless, a charity that helps troubled youth.
Asher Low suffered from body dysmorphic disorder, and he would obsess over perceived flaws in his appearance.
Asher Low suffered from body dysmorphic disorder, and he would obsess over perceived flaws in his appearance.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

For years, Asher Low felt ugly and worthless. Lifted up by his religious faith and support network, today he runs a charity reaching out to youth with mental health woes, in this series on millennials who beat the odds.

SINGAPORE - The voices that tell you you are not good enough may never go away, no matter how much you've defied them.

Mr Asher Low understands that.

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