Anonymous Story 51

“I have been dancing for 10+ years and have slowly started to lose my passion. Dance brought me so much joy for years but recently it hasn’t been the same. I don’t have “a ballet body” like everyone else so it gets hard standing in front of the mirror for hours each day, comparing myself to others.

Also, my teachers show favoritism towards others which really hurts. It makes me feel less than everyone else. I have started to lack confidence because of this and I get yelled at for this, but my teachers are the reason I doubt myself. I just wish it could be the same as it used to be. I didn’t cry staring at my body and I didn’t go home each night wondering what I could do to be as good as everyone else.”

-Anonymous

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