The young model is an advocate for mental health
It would be really easy to assume that a young, gorgeous woman, who regularly flaunts her seemingly perfect life on social media, would be free of serious mental health problems. She’s got money, fame, a bright future ahead of her, and she can probably do whatever she wants when she wants to. But Corinne Foxx is here to let everyone know that just because someone seems perfect in every way that doesn’t mean they’re not suffering on the inside.
Corinne recently wrote a piece on how social media can hide the reality of mental health disorders, hindering help, and how she herself deals with her disorder.
Corinne, the Star
If you haven’t heard of her yet, Corinne Foxx is the 23-year-old daughter of famed actor Jamie Foxx. She’s so beautiful that she started modeling right away, and she became an advocate for The National Alliance of Mental Illness.
She’s not just an advocate for NAMI because she believes in reducing the stigma for those suffering with disorders; she recently revealed that she has a mental disorder of her own.
No Dark Days
Corinne penned a piece for Refinery 29 about how social media can create a facade of happiness while mental disorders can plague the person. She knows from experience because she’s a sufferer of anxiety.
She began, “In the age of social media, we have the power to curate our lives in the way that we’d like them to be seen. While social media is supposed to keep us closer than ever, we really only share the highlight reel of our lives. We’ve accepted that we don’t talk or post about our darker days — the days of disappointment, or the days when you’re struggling with an issue.”
Corinne explained that seeing only positive things about the lives of her friends and family, and hiding her bad experiences, created a disconnect that made her feel bad. As people got more real, she felt better.
She wrote, “I felt some brief relief when people in the public eye shared truthful, personal stories, or opened up about a struggle or spoke passionately about a raw experience. When I heard Selena Gomez talk about her struggle to accept herself or Kristen Bell discuss depression or Lena Dunham reveal her battle with endometriosis, I suddenly felt like these were real people that I could actually relate to. No one’s life could possibly be so perfect all the time. It was a breath of fresh air.”
It made her question what she was putting out there about herself…