“When I was younger, I was constantly insecure about my nose, I hated how pointed it was. In addition, I’ve also never allowed myself to wear sleeveless tops – I never thought my arms were up to standard. I grew up in Singapore, where majority of the population is petite and slim. So when I looked different from all these people, I concluded that I was just larger and in comparison, not up to standard. I always felt there was mould I had to fit into and couldn’t.
It doesn’t go away. As recently as a few months ago, I was incredibly insecure about my weight. I felt like I was chubby, my hair was frizzy, my skin was bad, everything felt wrong. It transferred onto other aspects of my life and went to my head. It affected how sure I was of myself.”