WOMEN
04/16/2014 11:14 am ET Updated Apr 16, 2014

Please Don't Tell Me I Look 'Great For My Age'

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As someone who is turning 30 later this year, I’m acutely aware of my age. That isn’t to say I feel shame about my age or am embarrassed I’m almost 30. I’m just AWARE of it. It’s also useful to point out that I A. live in Los Angeles and B. work in the entertainment industry coupled with the fact that I C. am a female writer who is also very active on social media and you’ve got the perfect storm for lots of things including self-doubt.

I'm also acutely aware of what I look like and how people perceive me and aware that I take a lot of selfies. Since I’ve been taking photos of myself since I was 6 and had my first camera, this phenomenon has never been “new” to me. My first Facebook profile back in 2004, listed “self portraits” as one of my interests.

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