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Behind my mask, Anonymous (15)

For me I began to have insecurities at a young age. By the end of the fifth grade I felt like I needed to look like everyone else. I struggled with insecurities for the longest time ever. It came to a point where I felt like it took over me. Whether it be dieting or spending my summers working out. However, not knowing then, that the choices I made were not healthy mentally, emotionally, or physically. I would eat a lot some days and not at all others. But it got so bad because I didn’t talk to people about how I felt, I had probably never told anyone what I was going through until eighth and ninth grade. I told friends and family what I was going through, making 2020 a new start for how I viewed myself. That step was the best decision ever made.

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