Tallulah Willis “angry” looked like her father Bruce Willis.
The 27-year-old star has pondered the physical similarities she shares with her father and admitted that she “punished” herself for not looking like her mother, Demi Moore.
In a frank Instagram post tagged with a Body Dysmorphic Disorder Triggering Warning, she wrote, “It took me far too long to realize this:
“A. Aging happens without your control, time passes, and your face can change
“B. I punished myself for not looking like my mother after I was told I’d been a BW twin since I was born. I was annoyed at the resemblance because I believed my ‘male’ face was the only one The reason for my displeasure was – WRONG!
“I was / am by nature valuable and worthy, in every phase of life, in every size, with every hair! (Like you)
“C. You must soothe the wound in your soul before trying to” fix “the outside. (Sic)”
Tallulah gave advice to her followers, telling them to “look out for the special and impressionable minds around you” as well as “their access to social media and possible triggering images”.
She continued: “Concentrating on your own appearance goes deeper than the desire to feel good about yourself.
“We all want to feel good and confident, but if it sneaks into a deeper, creepier place where it starts to gobble up your essence bit by bit, ask for help.
“Don’t be ashamed, this is not a ‘stupid, futile problem’, this is a real psychological pain and I see you so clearly and show the validity of your struggle.”
She also revealed things that helped through a BDD spiral here.
Not only did she take off mirrors and “implement self-limits” to look at her reflection in the mirror, but also suggested “taking breaks from social media”, “reading fantasy fiction books,” going for walks and listening to music and to enjoy a bath with “lotion all” over your delicate skin “.
She urged her fans to “find a safe person, community”, breathe and “take 5 minutes at a time”.
And she added, “Write. Vomit EVERYTHING that gurgles in your head on a piece of paper and tear it up or burn it.”
“Let it flow out of you and no longer take up the precious space in your head. (Sic)”