Scars laid bare: Lauren Darlington's messages of hope after years of self-harm

By Cydonee Mardon
Updated August 26 2016 - 12:32pm, first published August 25 2016 - 6:15pm

Lauren Darlington looked every bit the sweet sixteen-year-old with a mouth full of braces when her mum forged her birth certificate so she could work as a prostitute. Seven years later she is real, raw about her demons, blogging to touch others. 

“I wasn’t eating well or sleeping and I was using drugs the clients would give me at work to keep me awake,’’ Lauren said of her time as a Sydney escort.

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