Clowning around to help manage anxiety



Jess Harkin was just three years old when she first saw a clown at a circus. From then on, she decided she wanted to be one.
She wanted to dress up and perform tricks to make people laugh, but that all stopped when she was in primary school. Her classmates made fun of her and she was bullied.
"People at school told me to cop on. They made me feel like it was stupid so I let go of it for a while."
Jess struggled to make friends and spent most of her time at school on her own.
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16 March 2019 in Regional, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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