But at school, I was shy and weird, so I was bullied immensely and constantly felt like an outsider. In addition to all that, my parents were classic covert narcissists.
They were emotionally manipulative, sometimes physically abusive and both struggled with disordered eating and body dysmorphia.
All of this gave me extreme imposter syndrome, crippling anxiety and body image issues from a super young age.
My parents put me in guitar lessons against my will when I was four. Music became my passion and my escape route. When I was nine I was on a radio show called From the Top that showcased kids who played classical music. A few months later, a casting director reached out to my guitar teacher expressing interest in having me audition for Untitled Jack Black Project.
I didn’t know what any of this meant because I was 10 and all I really cared about was ice cream and having, I don’t…