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Rebecca Olivia @rebeccaoli...

I’ve decided that I’m going to focus on how epilepsy has effected my social life away from online so some of you that would like to know can. First off, it does change things. If people say that it doesn’t, the truth is it does. It restricts what you are able to do when your older, such as driving, being able to go out with friends or family for a drink at a night out or simply watching your favourite movie again. Things are labelled as dangerous, for instance, with me I don’t like going to parties or discos because of the flashing lights that remind me instantly of a seizure. So we do have to sometimes rethink what we do for a living, sometimes it can make one person feel like they can’t achieve their dreams in life, and another person even more determined to achieve their dreams. It has different effects on people and how they present themselves. I like being different and breaking the simple/basic stereotype that girls have long hair, always wear a face full of makeup, dating the popular boys, being straight, being popular and well liked by everyone. I break that stereotype almost if not completely into pieces. I have short hair, I don’t wear makeup, I have never dated a popular boy, I’m bisexual, and to be honest, I am most definitely not liked by everyone. So I’d say I definitely break the stereotype, and I like being this way. Just because one thing changes doesn’t mean that it has to make you stop being you. I’m judged for being who I am but it doesn’t make me want to go back how I was before or to fit into the crowd and be another ‘clone’ , I like being and ‘error’ an that’s the way I’m staying. I’d rather be happy for being me rather then being sad for being someone that I’m not.

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Drishti Gupta @drishtigupt...

“I’m judged for being who I am but it doesn’t make me want to go back how I was before or to fit into the crowd and be another ‘clone’ , I like being and ‘error’ an that’s the way I’m staying. I’d rather be happy for being me rather then being sad for being someone that I’m not.” Wow Rebecca! This is so wonderfully said. It’s so amazing and inspiring to see how you embrace who you are. Being true to yourself is the best thing which you can do for yourself. Kudos to you. Keep shining, keep growing, stay strong. So proud of you beautiful. It’s lovely how comfortable you are in your own skin. Keep at it! :)

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Bani Singh @banisinghvasir

Rebecca dear, you are so mature and understand fully well how great your potential is. You are a strong person, and I love your sense of individuality and confidence. You are an inspiration for all those struggling to find their sense of self. Grateful to have you here to share your words of wisdom and help people feel beautiful for who they are. Stay the same, lots of love xx

Kriti @kriti

Thank you Becca, is it okay if I call you Becca ? thank you for giving us “misfits” hope and confidence that we belong. And we may not be like the rest but that is what makes us special. I feel special, I feel like this was written for me . thank you again

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