Worthing, 27, retail assistant manager
For the most part, I’m really comfortable in just my underwear. It’s that little security blanket which makes me feel comfortable. I don’t have my emotions on the surface and I don’t think anyone quite realises how OCD I am about certain things. I guess it’s because there’s been so many people that’ve had control over me at some point. I was bullied for 17 years for being slight. I was accused one day, by a teacher, of being anorexic. My weight has always been a problem of mine. But regardless what anyone else thought, regardless of what anyone wants from me, the moment I decided that I’d take control, I started to feel better about myself. The bullying will never go away. I’m still always going to be the crumpled sheet of paper that has been spread back out… but at least I feel more comfortable. What I’d say is – you’re you, and once you accept that you’re you, and not allow anyone else to tell what you should be, you’ll be happy.