Imagine being born to two of the most notable faces in the world. For the Willis sisters, daughters of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, this would mean a lifetime of being compared to their superstar parents. For the youngest Willis, the now 27-year-old Tallulah, those comparisons to famous father Bruce proved to be too much and she’s recently shared how they’ve affected her long term.
In a post about aging and self-acceptance, Willis says constantly being told she looked more like her father than her mother was very damaging for her self-esteem.
“I punished myself for not looking like my mom, after being told I was BW twin since birth— I resented the resemblance as I believed wholly my ‘masculine’ face was the sole reason for my unlovability— FALSE!” she wrote. “I was/am inherently valuable and worthy, at any life stage, at any size, with any hair do! (As are you)”.
To move past her feelings, Willis says, “You need to soothe the wound within your soul before trying to ‘fix’ the outsides.”
She goes on to caution, “Be mindful of the special and impressionable minds around you and their access to social media and potential triggering imagery or the indicators that hyper-focusing on one’s appearance goes deeper than just wanting to feel good in their own skin.”
Willis shares some helpful tips for times she’s gotten through what she calls a “Bod Spiral.” Included in her suggestions are going on a social media break, going for a walk and listening to music, reading a book and taking a bath and/or having a self-care moment by moisturizing with body oil. “My favorite is Tata Harper Skincare, but I also love Gold Bond Ultimate Diabetics’ Dry Skin Relief lotion,” she shared.
The insightful post garnered a lot of likes and comments by followers who loved her vulnerability and openness, with many of them sharing their own struggles with negative self-talk. Mom Demi’s comment said it best when she simply stated: “Beautifully Realized, Beautifully Expressed, Beautiful to Witness.”
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