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Posted On: 19th Jan 2016

Pressure To Be Perfect

Fixer Emma Gray
Members of the group Ogechi, Taz, Tanesha, Emma and Corina
The film demonstrates that no one is a doll

Emma Gray wants young people to learn to love themselves and stop striving for an idea of perfection that doesn’t exist.

The 21-year-old from Hertfordshire and her team are concerned that others their age don’t feel comfortable in their own skin, and become preoccupied by how they think their life should be.

‘Young women can feel they have to be at the highest level of everything in their lives,’ explains Emma.

‘Achieving academically, being the best at a career, having an immaculate home, a close family, and an amazing social life.

‘It’s what is drilled into us from those around us or from the media - although it could even be conclusions that an individual has come to on their own.

‘Young people can strive towards an ideal and then if they fail to make that goal their reaction can be unhealthy. You just have to do what feels right for you.’



With Fixers, the group have helped to create a film that uses poetry to debate perfection and what it means.

It reminds viewers that ‘by nature’s design, you are already perfect’.

You can watch the group's Fixers film, ‘Am I Perfect?’, at the top of this page.

‘I like the message the film gives out,’ Emma comments.

‘I hope that people realise that they can be themselves.’

The team have launched their film at a local community centre and hope it will continue to inspire others.

‘If you feel that the paths offered to you aren’t right then create your own,’ Emma adds.

‘Be you and be great.’

This Fixers project is supported by Affinity Sutton.


To find other resources on this topic, and watch more Fixers films, click on the image below.


Author: Cara Laithwaite


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