The temptation is both strong and loud: How can you open up when it puts you at the risk of being shunned? In a culture that glorifies self-sufficiency and strength, a stigma still persists that issues related to mental health are signs of weakness. But instead of hiding, these celebrities are encouraging awareness, proving that what makes us vulnerable does not make us any less brave.
Jasmine Curtis Smith
“Ako kasi, pagdating sa timbang ng tao, huwag mong i-discriminate. Wala ‘yan sa timbang; wala ‘yan sa hitsura. Nasa kalusugan ‘yan ng tao.”
More than a pretty face and memorable acting, Jasmine beckons us to step into a healthier culture that reinforces positive body image. Sharing her battle with anxiety and depression after being tagged as “anorexic” following her weight loss, Jasmine is upfront about her campaign for the importance of happiness over aesthetic validation.