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This Video Is for People With Anxiety Who Look Like They've 'Got It All Figured Out'

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Her hair is curled. Her nails are manicured. She’s wearing make-up. And she lives with anxiety.

Youtuber and actress Meghan Rienks is challenging the idea that anxiety has a “look” in a video called, “What Having Anxiety Feels Like.”

“From the outside it’s easy to think that someone’s got it all figured out. Because my hair is curled and my cheeks are intentionally flushed, I must not have a care in the world,” she says in the video (below). “If you can not see it, then it’s not really there. As if pain does not exist unless you’re bleeding, or slung in a cast or staggering with a limp.”

She then describes what her anxiety feels like, taking you through a day in her mind.

If anyone’s ever said you don’t “look like you have anxiety,” show them this:

Originally published: January 19, 2016
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