When viewing the typical, reckless teenager, it is sometimes easily forgotten that we do face hardships, one of which being ourselves. When my friend told me I was “so indie” I looked up the meaning, and unsurprisingly found the definition as “being individual”. But shouldn’t everyone be this? When wearing glasses is geeky, short skirts are slutty, and Abercrombie makes you an instant Sloane, I realised that us teenagers get a lot of grief, just for expressing, or being who we are, so maybe it is just best to follow the crowd. But no, I’d rather get teased than flash my (non-existent) cleavage around or simply walk out in leggings and ugg boots, as it’s just not who I am. So if you’re reading this, sporting the newest trend or wishing you could have the courage to jump out of that tracksuit and into a maxi, my advice to you, is just follow your instinct. Be who you really are, and individual.