In this groundbreaking debut essay collection, featuring never-before-seen photos, actress Lily Collins—star of Mortal Instruments and Rules Don’t Apply—is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating and so much more.
For the first time ever, Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, proving that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what it’s like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, it’s about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She's learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realise they’re not alone.
By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lily’s honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. It’s time to claim your voice! It’s time to live your life unfiltered.
Entertainment has been a big part of Lily Collins’s life since her childhood in England. Once she moved to Los Angeles, Lily attended the Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts and performed in numerous musical theatre productions. In 2010, Lily made her film debut in the Academy Award-nominated film The Blind Side. Her other films include Mirror Mirror; The English Teacher; Stuck in Love; The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; and Love, Rosie. She is starring in Warren Beatty’s upcoming film Rules Don’t Apply opposite Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, and Matthew Broderick, among others and will soon be seen in To the Bone, Okja, Halo of Stars (previously known as The Clown) and the TV series The Last Tycoon.
Lily also has a passion for journalism, which she discovered while working for ELLE Girl UK. Later, she reported on the 2009 presidential inauguration for Nickelodeon, covered the Democratic and Republican National Conventions for Seventeen magazine, and was a contributing editor for CosmoGirl and the Los Angeles Times Magazine. Lily has always strived to empower young people to use their voices, starting in high school where she trained to be a teen therapist. Within the last few years, she became an ambassador for Bystander Revolution and has taken part in WE Day events around the country focused on encouraging today’s youth to stand together and speak out against bullying.
This is Lily’s debut book.