In The Spotlight - @megannreading


Each month, one of my awesome customers gets the chance to introduce themselves and tell the world a bit about them.
I feel like this is an awesome way to expand our Instagram community, boost confidence in others and inspire different types of people.
When I was a teen, I used to get bullied for dressing different. I'd often get called a grab for wearing baggy trousers, band hoodies and listening to Metal Music. I would go home feeling like I was some sort of outcast after having stones thrown at me walking home from school. 
I want to spread the word that, actually, its pretty awesome finding your style at an early age (or at any age for that matter!) and not to be embarrassed if you want to dress a certain way/ listen to certain types of music because thats what makes you completely unique. 
Introduce yourself!
Hello! My name is Megan, I'm 21 from a small village in South Yorkshire.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get a lot of my inspiration from Instagram it's really helped me find and develop my own sense of style! I also take a lot of inspiration from Tim Burton, I love his dark aesthetic! Beetlejuice is a really big inspiration to me hense my green hair and love for monochrome stripes!
When did you start to come into your own style?
I can remember from a really young age I've always been drawn to dark and spooky things mainly from growing up watching Tim Burton films. But I can remember been really young and seeing a goth for the first time and thinking I want to look like that! So I used to buy items from blue banana and that really kicked off my love for dark style. However between the ages of 15 and 19 I drifted away from my own style as I felt like I didn't fit in with everyone else and people would make fun of me. Although I've gone back to my normal ways as I just didn't feel like myself and now I'm really happy and don't take any notice when people do try and make nasty comments.
What makes you feel awesome?
I love getting ready! Doing my makeup, picking what jewellery to wear and putting an outfit together! It really makes me feel awesome and my most confident!
What do you love about social media?
The thing I love most about social media is how I've connected with so many lovely spooky people like me! It's really made me feel more confident knowing I share a style with other people! And knowing we can all support each other even when others don't. I also love that it's helped me to find so many amazing small business such as this one! I never would have even thought to buy jewellery from a small business a year ago, and now I won't buy from the high Street. The love and care that goes into every purchase just makes it all feel so much more personal!
What's not so great about Social Media?
The only thing I don't like about social media is sometimes we see things that aren't necessarily reality, and we can sometimes pull ourselves down and think why don't I look like that? or why isn't my life like that? And we just need to remind ourselves that there is a lot of editing and people will only show what they want you to see.
What would you say to your younger self?
If I was able to talk to my younger self I'd tell her not to care what other people say or think! You'll find you're own style and learn to own it! You'll also learn who you're real friends are and realise less is more!
Thank you so much Megan! 
If you'd like to be featured, please drop me a DM on Instagram or send me an email at foreverirregular@gmail.com

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