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Daisy Ridley Shares A Powerful Message About Self-Esteem On Instagram

'I'm keeping it balanced (like the Force, obvs)'

It turns out the heroism of Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley extends far beyond the movie screen.

The 24-year-old actress took to Instagram on Monday to share a post about self-esteem and how it connects to sharing your life on social media.

"3 of these statements aren't true," Daisy begins her Instagram post, which as of this morning has more than 224,000 likes. Presumably, she's referring to the statements, "I woke up like this," "#nofilter," and "#nomakeup" on her photo.

"Social media is great but also a bit scary cause what people post is the most filtered, most carefully chosen and cleverly edited moments of their lives," she continues, sharing a little more about herself and what she chooses to share. "And self esteem is a huge issue for people around the world. My skin isn't great so I don't post no make up selfies, much as I'd like to; I have a trainer urging me on in workouts and don't include all the times I say 'I can't do it.'"

"But I actually do love myself, I try to think good thoughts always and am surrounded by the most wonderful people," she finishes, "so I'm keeping it balanced (like the Force, obvs)."

Isn't that what it's all about?


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