6 Former Child Stars Who Got Real About The Toxic Ways Their Early Careers Still Impact Their Lives

    The experience of being a child star is clearly not what I thought it was.

    This week, Jennette McCurdy made headlines after opening up about the trauma she developed from growing up in Hollywood.

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    Writing in her new memoir I'm Glad My Mom Died, the former iCarly star speaks at length about some of what she dealt with after finding success as a teen — and the lingering effects it's had on her life.

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    Here are some other times that former child stars have spoken out about the trauma of child stardom.

    1. Jojo Siwa

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    2. Cole Sprouse

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    3. Mara Wilson

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    4. Alyson Stoner

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    5. Raven-Symoné

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    6. Keke Palmer

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