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If I could tell my 14-year-old self one thing… by Confetti Crowd

Confetti Crowd are ‘The UK’s most colourful girl gang of creatives’, who draw, sing, write and dress themselves up in rainbows and we love them, big time. We already talked to them about periods and growing up, but now they’re here to tell us what advice they’d give to their 14-year-old selves.


“I would tell my 14-year-old self ‘don’t pluck your eyebrows’, because my eyebrows don’t grow anymore and I think that’s because I used to pluck them. And I would say don’t bleach your hair. I used to bleach my hair when I was a teenager like, once a week – I’d go blue, then bleach it back to blonde, then I’d go pink then I’d bleach it and go purple and I just killed my hair. I would say don’t put concealer on your lips. I don’t think that’s a thing anymore, but it was!

Don’t rush to get into relationship with boys. I wasted so many years on losers. And don’t care what anyone thinks. People used to take the piss out of us for dressing weird and now it’s our job.”


“I wasn’t allowed to shave my legs or anything, then one day I dyed my hair blonde and it all fell out. So that’s what I would tell my 14-year-old self: listen to your mum. Listen to whatever she says. Mums are always right.

Be nice to the people who are mean to you – don’t be mean back. I always feel like when we were younger and someone was mean, you’d just be nasty back and if you’re just nice back, one day they’re going to be nice back.”


“I’d say don’t be so self conscious with your weird style. We used to wear things to school and other girls would be like: ‘Oh my god why are you wearing that in your hair? Or whatever.’”


“Leave your hair alone. Also, I used to be very funny about my weight when I was younger, I used to think I was really big when I wasn’t. I put myself down a lot, so I would say: stop doing that. Stop putting yourself down and enjoy your teenhood because weight isn’t important. And don’t feel like you’ve got to do whatever everyone else is doing. You can be your own person. It’s fine if you don’t want to do what everyone else wants to do.”


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