Tallulah Willis is addressing her body dysmorphia head on.
Not shying away from her physical insecurities she has battled for years, the 27-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis posted to Instagram regarding her disorder.
Posting a photo of herself alongside a series of shots of Moore, 58, Willis started her message with a trigger warning about body dysmorphic disorder.
“Took me way too long to realize that: A. Aging happens without your control, time passes and your face can change ????????♂️,” she said. “B. I punished myself for not looking like my mom, after being told I was [Bruce Willis’] twin since birth – I resented the resemblance as I believed wholly my ‘masculine’ face was the sole reason for my unlovability – FALSE!
I was/am inherently valuable and worthy, at any life stage, at any size, with anyhair do! (As are you).”
“C. You need to soothe the wound within your soul before trying to ‘fix’ the outsides,” Willis added.
Continuing her post, Willis continued, saying: “Be mindful of the special and impressionable minds around you and their access to social media and potential triggering imagery or the indicators that hyper-focusing on ones appearance goes deeper then just wanting to feel good in their own skin.”
“We all want to feel good, and confident but when it creeps into a deeper, spookier place where it begins to devour your essence bit by bit, ask for help,” she added. “Do not feel ashamed, this is not a ‘stupid, vain issue’ this is a genuine psychological pain and I see you so clearly and witness the validity in your struggle.”
Willis then proceeded to list of series of things she will do when she’s in a “BDD spiral,” which includes going for a walk and listening to music, taking mirrors down, reading fantasy fiction books as well as taking a bath.
Willis, who recently got engaged to Dillon Buss earlier this month, also added how taking a break from social media is vital to her mental health.
“Breathe. close your eyes. REMEMBER that you are allowed to take things 5 minutes at a time. for as long as you need to.”
In the comments section of the post, Moore proudly commented: “Beautifully realized Beautifully expressed Beautiful to witness.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
Mamas Uncut is THE online place for moms. We cover the latest about motherhood, parenting, and entertainment as well – all with a mom-focused twist. So if you're looking for parenting advice from real parents, we have plenty of it, all for moms from moms, and also experts. Because, at the end of the day, our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for in one safe space.