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St Vincent turns agony aunt on Rookie podcast

By | Published on Thursday 8 June 2017

St Vincent

Annie Clark, aka St Vincent, appears on the latest edition of Rookie magazine’s podcast, offering up advice for teenagers worried about their levels of confidence.

Speaking in the ‘Ask A Grown’ section of the show, Clark answers a question from a listener who has been struggling with their confidence after recently moving to a new country.

“My uncle gave me advice when I was fifteen and also very shy and anxious. One thing that really helped me was to know that no one’s looking at you, and no one cares, because everyone is obsessed with themselves. So that’s one thing, to know that other people are feeling the same way as you”.

She continued: “I think the ‘faking it til you make it’ thing is very real. If you don’t have confidence, pretend to be a person who does, and eventually, you will have confidence because you’ll see the fruits of your reaching out to people. But mainly no one’s looking at you and no one cares, because they’re all thinking of themselves”.

Listen to the episode in full, which also features an interview with actor Condola Rashad, here.