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I chose to tell this story because of my experience with social anxiety, and how far outside of your control I know it can feel. It can be difficult to ask for help or even accept things you struggle with because it may feel like a sign of weakness, something that makes you uncomfortably different, or a hinderance to your goals. For me, my love for the arts was in direct conflict with my struggle with performance, and whilst I often felt alone in it, I knew that it was a story many could relate to.

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