Jesy Nelson shares an incredibly empowering post
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Jesy Nelson shares an incredibly empowering post

As one fourth of the world’s biggest girl band Little Mix, Jesy Nelson is no stranger to the spotlight, and the intense media scrutiny it brings.


The 28-year-old singer has been vocal about her struggles with online bullying in the past, revealing that she’d been the target of continuous online trolling following the formation of the girl group on The X Factor in 2011.


Now, the Little Mix singer is sharing her experiences of living in the public eye in a brand new BBC documentary about issues surrounding body image and mental health in the age of social media.

Taking to her Instagram to share the news, Jesy explained she’ll be telling her own personal story in the documentary and shared this incredibly powerful post to mark the launch of the show.

Sharing an old photo of herself, she wrote: “6 months ago this girl was someone I just wanted to forget. I wanted to erase her from my mind and everyone else’s memory. I didn’t see her as Jesy I saw her as “the fat one from Little Mix”. Up until now I hated her not because she’d ever done anything bad but because I was made to hate her by endless amounts of trolling.

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6 months ago this girl was someone I just wanted to forget. I wanted to erase her from my mind and everyone else’s memory. I didn’t see her as Jesy I saw her as “the fat one from Little Mix”. Up until now I hated her not because she’d ever done anything bad but because I was made to hate her by endless amounts of trolling. Since filming my documentary for @bbcone and @bbcthree I’ve learned so much more than I ever expected to. Thanks to all the inspirational people I’ve met on this emotional journey, I now love the girl in this photo. I’ve made this documentary for 2011 Jesy and for anyone who might be feeling like she did. I refused to speak about how I was feeling for so long. I was embarrassed and scared to. But I was so wrong to feel that way. Please if you are feeling how I did, SPEAK ABOUT IT. Talk to your family, speak to your friends, there’s always help out there. If you’d have told that girl one day you won’t feel sad anymore, I’d never have believed you….and here I am. Now when I look in the mirror, I don’t see Jesy the fat one, I see Jesy the happy one!

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“Since filming my documentary for @bbcone and @bbcthree I’ve learned so much more than I ever expected to. Thanks to all the inspirational people I’ve met on this emotional journey, I now love the girl in this photo. I’ve made this documentary for 2011 Jesy and for anyone who might be feeling like she did. I refused to speak about how I was feeling for so long. I was embarrassed and scared to. But I was so wrong to feel that way. Please if you are feeling how I did, SPEAK ABOUT IT. Talk to your family, speak to your friends, there’s always help out there.
“If you’d have told that girl one day you won’t feel sad anymore, I’d never have believed you….and here I am. Now when I look in the mirror, I don’t see Jesy the fat one, I see Jesy the happy one!”

The documentary will premiere exclusively on BBC Three before it airs on BBC One.

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