Katie Piper's 10 Year Challenge Offers A Valuable Life Lesson
Katie Piper has given her own take on the viral '10 year challenge', sharing a valuable life lesson with her followers in an uplifting Instagram post.
Your social media feeds have probably been inundated with throwback snaps side-by-side with current shots from people you're following in recent days, showing how they've aged over the past decade - and you might have taken part in it, too.
While it might just seem like a bit of fun at first thought, for some the challenge brings with it its own set of anxieties, something which Katie hammered home in her own post.
"#10yearchallenge don't let this challenge create anxiety within you about ageing- it's an absolute privilege," wrote the philanthropist. "1st pic me age 25 year of 2009 in my mums kitchen. 2nd Pic is me age 35 last week in my own kitchen 2019 [sic]."
The first image showed Katie, who had acid thrown on her in 2008, wearing a mask in the middle of her treatment used to heal her injuries caused in the horrific attack.
And in the other, the now mum-of-two was sat in her own kitchen beaming from ear to ear for the camera, and she couldn't look happier.
Since the attack, Katie has given birth to two beautiful children, led solo TV projects and authored books (to name just a handful of her incredible achievements).
Fans were quick to react to the post, with one declaring: "Ageing *is* such a privilege amen x."
"Best one I've seen! Such an amazing soul and inspiration! You are what should be a young woman's role model!," posted another, with a third echoing: "Ahhhhh from now on this is the only #10yearchallenge I care about! Amazing."
And a final shared: "A true 10yr transformation!! More inspiring than any of the other pictures."
Katie's right - if there's one thing we learn from this challenge, it's that ageing definitely is a privilege.
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