Empowering Individuality

Throughout secondary school I found it difficult to be my true self. With the pressure from different peer groups, being an individual and expressing myself was a mental challenge. The dreaded non-school uniform days haunted me every morning when I used to get ready. If you didn’t wear something that was in trend at the time you were bullied. One issue of mine when I was a teenager was that I used to care too much about other people’s opinions instead of embracing my personality and having the confidence to wear what I wanted.