How Being A Nonfamous Child Actress Messed Me Up
Ellie Guzman

I wonder how many parents realise what they are doing when they decided to encourage their child to go into the entertainment industry, especially if they are doing the the ones doing the pushing rather than the impetus coming from their child? Your story should make every parent, who wants their child to seek fame and go into the entertainment industry, think carefully about what doing so may do to their child. If they decide it is the right course of action, they should at the very least make sure their child has good emotional support, although I think it would be very difficult to provide enough to deal with the constant rejection their child would face.

I enjoyed reading your account of what it was like. I don’t think I’d ever thought about what it must be like for children in the entertainment industry. You’ve been through a lot and you had to grow up quickly, but it sounds like you have worked through those things and become a resilient, confident and well adjusted human being. It is good that you have been able to look back and see it wasn’t about your failings but about the failings of an industry that judges a person’s worth on the basis of superficial things.

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