Shortly after Steward shared the photos, they were taken by people who turned them into a hurtful meme.
Steward said the meme and subsequent mean comments made her feel extremely anxious. She was hurt to be targeted just because of her body and the brand of clothing she chose to wear.
"I've been wanting to learn how to skate for such a long time — since I was a teenager — and I've always been scared of being 'too fat,'" she said. "I was bullied from elementary to high school, so this is what this situation felt like all over again."
People quickly rushed to defend Steward.
The trolling was highlighted by model Reece King, who retweeted the meme but praised Steward instead.
Soon her Instagram was full of positive and supportive comments from people who were angered by the meme.
Another Twitter user, @cheesethedog, drew "the iconic" Steward in tribute to her. The drawing also went viral.
Steward said she loved the artwork and it was "a huge fuck-you" to her trolls. It's inspired her to keep pushing to achieve her dreams.