Actor and singer Dove Cameron (26 years old), already born Chloe Celeste Hosterman, is perhaps best known for starring in the Disney series “Life and Maddie”, and has also appeared in the films “Cloud 9” and “Descendants”.
The 26-year-old has grown tremendously on Instagram in recent years and at the time of writing he has as many as 47 million followers on the platform. It may seem that she lives a life full of glitter and glitter, but the truth is quite different.
Lots of gray
On Wednesday, Cameron shared a long and honest Instagram post with several tearful photos of himself. There she explains that she suffers, among other things, from depression and dysarthria, in addition to discovering her own identity. writes among others joy.
“I’ve been struggling lately with self-concept, my inner relationship with who I know by name, and my outer self in which I feel like I’ve never known myself, but other people seem to know. Lately I’ve covered myself in mirrors, and I’ve felt it was a mistake in clothes that were making me feel beautiful” , among what I wrote in the post.
I’ve been crying a lot lately. Sometimes I am in awe of my identity and self-image, sometimes in an absolute flux of something new, marginal, and exhilarating to me. I don’t know if I’ve slowed down enough to know who I am without fighting, running away, or freezing,” she continues.
The 26-year-old explains that she’s not entirely sure if she’s found out who she is yet, but sometimes she manages to find herself, despite everything she’s going through.
– not optimal
The actress, who came out as gay in 2020, has often spoken about the fear of not being accepted and how she’s fighting depression and anxiety that have affected her self-image. This is despite the fact that she has had a lot of success in her career.
“Sexuality, gender performance norms, societal rewards, and identity really confuse. Social media, mirrors, branding, constant broadcasting of oneself, and highlighting ourselves and everyone else everywhere are not ideal for mental health, clarity of energy, and connection to our inner world.”
Cameron continues that she believes this is a modern problem that has not been designed with human health in mind. She also asserts that she wants to give herself a break and not “punish” herself for not understanding her feelings.
In the post, the 26-year-old concludes that it has been difficult being himself and finding his own niche on Instagram. But now she hopes her voice will help more people who feel the same way.
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