We could all learn a thing or two from Daisy Ridley!
You may know her as Rey from Star Wars — but this 24-year-old actress is quickly becoming equally as much of a badass off screen!
In her latest empowering message, Miz Ridley took to Instagram to talk about the importance of self care — a lesson she learned after being diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 15.
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The UK native penned:
"At 15 I was diagnosed with endometriosis. One laparoscopy, many consultations and 8 years down the line, pain was back (more mild this time!) and my skin was THE WORST. I've tried everything: products, antibiotics, more products, more antibiotics) and all that did was left my body in a bit of a mess. Finally found out I have polycycstic ovaries and that's why it's bad."
Daisy continued by addressing the effect her health has had on her self-esteem:
"I can safely say feeling so self conscious has left my confidence in tatters. I hate wearing make up but I currently don't want to leave the house without it on. HOWEVER PROGRESS IS BEING MADE! (With some help from a dermatologist and cutting out dairy (waah, except for spontaneous ice creams) and cutting down sugar (bigger waah but gotta do what you've gotta do)). Finally. Finally. (Throughout all this I've only had people being wonderful and encouraging and occasionally making me realise I'm being ridiculous and there's more to life)…"
She concluded with a call to action:
"My point is, to any of you who are suffering with anything, go to a doctor; pay for a specialist; get your hormones tested, get allergy testing; keep on top of how your body is feeling and don't worry about sounding like a hypochondriac. From your head to the tips of your toes we only have one body, let us all make sure ours our working in tip top condition, and take help if it's needed. #wasthispostlongenough#maybethesehashtagscanbulkitupabit#alsohowmanybracketsdoesonewomanneed #ifyourereadingthisiapplaudyou#thisisaclaymaskincaseyourewondering"
Hash tag game on point!
But in all seriousness, we totally appreciate Daisy's dedication to always keepin' it real! You go, bb!
[Image via Instagram.]
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