With so many people living their ‘best lives’ on social media, it can be easy to forget that there are real people behind the selfies – which is why it’s so refreshing when people in the public eye get honest with their followers.
One to always show us her real, unedited self, Iskra Lawrence posted a snap of herself crying to Instagram to show her followers that it’s OK not to be OK. In an emotional post, she told her 4.2 million followers that she had suffered an “emotional breakdown” which was the result of a personal issue that she did not want to go into, in the hope to reach out to others who are struggling.
She wrote: “It’s still an internal struggle to post absolutely everything. I felt like a mess and felt like I looked a mess, and my emotions were shook after something that happened yesterday and a combination of other personal issues that I think lead to this emotional breakdown.
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She continued: ”Try and commit to showing you ALL the realness, even though I do feel more comfortable posting the “best bits” which there is nothing wrong with but I’m hoping this post can make at least one person feel better with not being OK.”
It’s still an internal struggle to post absolutely everything. I felt like a mess, and felt like I looked a mess and my emotions were shook after something that happened yesterday and a combination of other personal issues that I think lead to this emotional breakdown. ? I try and commit to showing you ALL the realness, even though I do feel more comfortable posting the “best bits” which there is nothing wrong with but I’m hoping this post can make at least one person feel better with not being OK. ? I took this pic and wanted to post it because Instagram can be completely unrelatable, overwhelming, triggering and even damaging for our mental health. ? Don’t ever compare your happiness, confidence, body, beauty, relationships, success or life to ANYONE online. Many people are struggling with their own issues privately or publicly and no one has to share online or post things they aren’t comfortable with. ? To myself I want to be honest, I want to accept myself in all of my emotions and I know it’s OK to cry. I am gentle on myself and practise self care. I’ve surrounded myself with family, friends and faith so I know I’m supported and loved no matter what and I’m beyond grateful to have that. ? So shoutout to all my people going through something, I see you and I’m sending you my love and a huge hug. ? To anyone who has my number please don’t text I’m fine now and will explain when I see you what happened, and I’m grateful I had the opportunity to share this with you all when I was upset and not 100% or all smiles like I usually am. PS feel free to post a crying selfie and tag me I know I’m not alone but can’t remember the last time I saw a photo like this on the gram??♀️ ? #cryingcusimhuman #nomakeup #Fyourfacetune #itsOKtonotbeOK #cryingdoesnotmakeyouweak #mentalhealthawareness #realstaGram
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