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Wednesday, 4 March 2015


Women's History Month is an annually declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8.

On youtube today I logged in, and saw numerous videos titled #Dearme. In celebration of International Women's Day, YouTube’s global #DearMe initiative to inspire and empower young girls everywhere. We all know that growing up is tough. 

But if you could go back in time, what wisdom would you share with your teenage self? 

I'm going to talk about what I would tell to the younger Keeley. I guess I will be showing you a letter I would write to myself if I could talk to the younger me. I hope this helps anyone that needs it.

Dear Keeley

I know you feel lonely. It isn't easy feeling so alone in a room full of people, trust me I know. But shutting yourself off from the world is not going to help anything. Your mum is gone, and unfortunately that is something that no one can change. I know that all you feel is darkness right now, but can I tell you something? Six years from now you will look back, and know that through your mum passing away it has moulded you into the most strong, powerful, and determined woman you can be.

I know that doesn't make much sense, but hurting yourself will not stop the pain. I know people around you make you feel like you are powerless due to your size and personality, but your height is what will make you feel beautiful in the future I promise. You will find someone who will love your stretch marks, your short legs, and your social anxiety. She will love you so unconditionally, that you will never feel inadequate again.

Dealing with bullies can be hard, but remember what your mum used to say? If someone comes for you, just say, "I might be small, but you'll always be ugly"! And you know she was always right!

You are always searching for peace of mind right now, but the places you are searching for it are doing more harm than good to you emotionally. So please stop. You won't find happiness trying to make others happy.  

You are always crippled by the fear that people will abandon you, and that they think negative thoughts about you behind your back. You hate to upset people, and I know that you feel that if you upset them, they will abandon you. But please remember that sometimes we can't please everyone! We are not here to please others before ourselves. You have been through far too much emotional pain to worry about others. It is time you thought about you!

Also, you may not think it, but your mum would be so proud of you. The amount of pain you have gone though is unthinkable, but to come through it more powerful is something to be forever proud of. You may not be able to see her, but she is there with you, every second. She lights your way when all you see is darkness. 

I'm sorry if my letter is all over the place, but it is just that I have so much to tell you! You will create a community from your pain and insecurities. You will help men and women who have been through the same situations, and you will touch lives where you never thought possible.

Just remember that it gets better. You are here to change the world, and trust me you will. Stop being so focused on the how, and just do. The how is none of your concern.

I love you,


Keeley :)


What would you say to your younger self if you could?