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.
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.”
She confessed that she wanted to share the selfie on Instagram because the platform can be “completely unrelatable, overwhelming, triggering and even damaging for our mental health” and she wanted to help change that.
She advised her followers, “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.”
She reassured fans that she would be OK as she has surrounded herself “with family, friends and faith” who “supported and loved no matter what.” She concluded her post by reminding her followers that it’s OK to cry while expressing the importance of practising self-care.
We hear you, Iskra, and we couldn’t agree more.
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