How it feels

Take a good look at these two photos. They're clearly of the same person but the difference between them is immense. They were taken just two years apart. 

The photo on the left was taken in July 2004. I was 16 and had just left school. I had my first boyfriend and was looking forward to starting my A-levels. My wardrobe was made up of bright, bold colours to reflect my hippy-loving personality.

The photo on the right was taken in August 2006. I've lost a lot of weight. My skin is terrible and my dermatillomania has flared. I'm now wearing nothing but red and black since I've turned to emo as I relate to the music and culture. The biggest change for me is that my eyeliner-caked eyes are now dead. They've lost the excited sparkle that they used to have. 

What changed between these two photos? 


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