Story 144

“Influencer culture” and shows such as Love Island are still so upsetting for me as someone who suffered with body dysmorphia and eating issues as a consequence of social media fuelling negative body image. My relationship with myself and with other people has been so severely damaged by my teen years. I find it hard to trust that others see beauty in me, and even harder to see it for myself. It’s deeply disturbing to have felt such emotions since being only 12 years old. Something has to change.