When you’re in Africa no-one cares if you wear make up or not. People think that being in the music industry means looking beautiful all the time and wearing pretty clothes... but we are also under a lot of pressure to look a certain way all the time. What matters is feeling beautiful on the inside. I’m judged as an artist by the way I look before people even listen to my music. I’m tired of having to feel like I’m not skinny or pretty enough.
I’m tired of trying to make my life look amazing through filters and wishing I was skinnier or prettier. This is me, in Uganda, with hair that hadn’t been washed in a week and a half and my face that hadn’t been washed properly for this time either. I spent my time with many beautiful families and learnt about how they lived, saw some extremely horrific and terrifying things, and learnt about the daily struggles of living in the developing world. After a trip to Africa, you soon realise that there’s more to life than social media and pretending your life is perfect all the time. Today I’m joining the #boycottthefilter @tori.forsyth love you GF xx 💕