Ever struggled with your self-esteem? Help me raise funds for Girls Out Loud! 

With the influence of social media and increasing societal pressures, girls as young as 5 are now worrying about their image – with a massive 80% of ten year olds dieting in a bid to change their body shape.
 
That’s why I’m supporting Manchester based Social Enterprise, Girls Out Loud, which works hard to raise the aspirations of young girls between the ages of 13 -18 UK wide and I need your help to empower other young women to believe in themselves. 
 
Founded by serial Entrepreneur, Jane Kenyon in 2010, Girls Out Loud now works with teenage girls from across the country, empowering them to truly believe in themselves through the charity’s specialist role model ‘Big Sister’ programme, together with a whole host of events and dedicated campaigns.
 
As a cause very close to my heart, having dealt with similar self-esteem issues when growing up, I am now pledging my support to the charity and will be raising funds by running Tatton Park’s 10KM ‪on 11th November‬.

To sponsor me, and help young girls nationwide realise they are perfect just the way they are, please donate through my dedicated Just Giving Page here.

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  • Bit nervous to post this but my amazing friends have reassured me that you should never been ashamed of your experiences that got you to where you are now! 
Last year, I achieved a lot of things I’d always dreamt of. Yet, I felt like I was on this never ending rat race wheel, once finally achieving goals, quickly forgetting how far I’d come and looking for the next thing to accomplish. Nothing ever felt enough, my ambition was killing me. My striving for more and more, constantly left me feeling dissatisfied, never living in the now, always looking for the next moment in life, the next best thing, the next pay cheque.

I decided to take a month to explore myself, explore the world, and find out what happiness actually looked like to me, find out what it meant to be content in that given moment, not wishing for the next thing or thinking I could always find a way to improve the now. I headed to India to live with monks without the influence of my ‘normal’ life around me.

It was tough, no internet, no contact, no luxuries but something within me changed. I think I actually started to accept myself for who I am. 
I’m not going to pretend like I had some sort of magical life changing epiphany and don’t still have days where I wonder what the hell is going on, but what I am truly grateful for, is the time it gave me to sit back, consciously evaluate what was important to me, what my values were and the direction I wanted my life to head in.

Off the back of it, I realised the importance of communication and came home and set up my own podcasting company, to help people communicate (which I adore), took a step back from the false reality of social media, learnt how to say no to things I didn’t want to do, and started dedicating more time to loved ones. 
I’m excited (and nervous) to share the full short documentary with you but I hope you, a friend or a family member gain something from it. I’ve learnt it’s ok sometimes to feel lost in life, and life isn’t always a straight line, it’s ups and downs but that’s what makes you alive. 
Thank you to everyone who was a part of this journey, the people 100% made it and I am truly grateful from the bottom of my heart✌🏻

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