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Don’t Be A Fake

“All my friends were doing it, so I thought it was no big deal.

All the girls are obsessed with what they look like where I live.

Hair extensions

Fake lashes

Fake tan

Fake boobs

Eyebrows

Lip fillers

My friends have them all. I felt the odd one out, so I saved up to get my lips done. I thought it would give me a bit more confidence.

It hasn’t, in fact everything I do to change myself, makes no difference. I still feel rubbish about myself.

I don’t know why we all want to change ourselves all the time. It’s so easy to get swept up with what everyone else is doing, I just thought it was normal.

I’m 23, but if I ever have children, I don’t want them to grow up thinking that what they look like on the outside, matters more than what’s on the inside.

Growing up on social media is shit.”

Evie Mannon, UK