Hailey Baldwin: I’m Fragile, Hurting, and Afraid
Hailey Baldwin has opened up to beg trolls to stop bullying her for marrying Justin Bieber.
Now, she has penned another heartfelt post about a personal struggle that most people never saw coming.
She is sharing her story in the hopes that it will help other women feel less alone.
Hailey Bieber, who until very recently was known as Hailey Baldwin, took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message.
“Stepping into 2019,” Hailey begins. “I want to be more open,”
“I want to be more open about the things I struggle with,” she elaborates.
“And,” Hailey continues, she wants to “be able to be more vulnerable.”
“I’m 22 years old,” she reminds her fans and followers.
(As a fellow Millennial I cannot imagine being married at 22)
“And the truth is,” Hailey writes. “No matter how amazing life may look from the outside, I struggle.”
“I’m insecure, I’m fragile, I’m hurting, I have fears, I have doubts, I have anxiety, I get sad, I get angry,” Hailey lists.
Being beautiful, rich, famous, beloved, and married doesn’t make you immune to, well, being a person.
“I have had more days than I can count where I’ve found myself scrolling through Instagram,” she writes. “Comparing myself, comparing my looks,”
Hailey has days when she finds herself “feeling like I’m not good enough.”
She admits to sometimes “feeling like I lack so many things and really struggling to be confident in who I am.”
Hailey says that all of this is “because I constantly feel like I’m just not good enough.”
“Every single day is a confidence battle for me,” Hailey admits.
“I’m not writing this for a pity party or for sympathy,” she quickly clarifies. “But just to simply say, I’m a human.”
Everyone but a small group of conspiracy theorists of Pizzagate and Flat Earth proportions agrees with her.
“I’m a young woman,” Hailey points out. “I’m learning who I am and, it’s REALLY FREAKING HARD.”
“It’s hard finding who you are,” she admits.
“But what’s even harder,” Hailey continues. “Is being picked apart and compared to other women while trying to do that.”
“There are days that I’m simply broken because of it,” Hailey shares.
That is heartbreaking.
“It would be incredible if other young girls and women could find it in themselves to lift each other up,” she expresses.
Hailey would like for other women “to stop making other women who are struggling JUST LIKE THEM, feel incompetent and less than.”
“We ALL have flaws, and that will never change,” she writes.
What can change, however, is your self esteem, mental health, and how you view yourself.
“What I do know is,” Hailey writes. “God made us individuals for a reason, with our own beauty, our own personalities, and our own story.”
As you are probably aware, Hailey is a very devout Christian. Her father, Stephen Baldwin, was famously Born Again.
“Because there’s a specific plan and purpose for each and every human created,” she continues. “And he makes no mistakes!!”
“So this year I’m gonna do my very best to just be ME and be confident with who I am,” Hailey announces.
“Cause I am enough,” she affirms. “And I’m loved,”
“And you are enough,” Hailey concludes. “And you’re loved.”
Hailey really hit this out of the park.
A lot of celebrities unfortunately tend to turn posts like this into lengthy complaints about hateful comments that they receive.
Some even compare rude comments from haters to genuine bullying that non-famous young people receive from peers.
Hailey makes no such false equivalency, and merely points out the cruelty of it in a few posts before making a broader wish for all women.
She is such a sweet, thoughtful person, and she deserves peace of mind.
We hope that, soon, Hailey will be able to see herself as the rest of us see her — as absolutely gorgeous.