Words and actions really do hurt.

Remember when 13-year-old Rebecca Black dropped a song/video called "Friday"? The song and video viral and the rest is history.

But did you know that the song brought more than just fame to the singer? In a recent Instagram post, Rebecca Black, who is now 22-years-old, notes that she went through depression after the song dropped.

The viral sensation says that peers at her school would throw food at her and her friends and so many would often remind her how bad of singer they thought she was. All of this happening while as a teenager.

Check out the post below and remember that your words/actions do hurt. Let's try something in 2020, to be nice to one another.


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*swipe ->* 9 years ago today a music video for a song called “friday” was uploaded to the internet. above all things, i just wish i could go back and talk to my 13 year old self who was terribly ashamed of herself and afraid of the world. to my 15 year old self who felt like she had nobody to talk to about the depression she faced. to my 17 year old self who would get to school only to get food thrown at her and her friends. to my 19 year old self who had almost every producer/songwriter tell me they’d never work with me. hell, to myself a few days ago who felt disgusting when she looked in the mirror! i’m trying to remind myself more and more that every day is a new opportunity to shift your reality and lift your spirit. you are not defined by any one choice or thing. time heals and nothing is finite. it’s a process that’s never too late to begin. and so, here we go! this might be a weird thing to post but the honesty feels good if nothing else.

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