This is a message for every girl — the hurt, the belittled, the silenced. Being a girl does not mean that you are anything less than a person. You have the ability to do anything and be whoever you want to be. These are a few things that you need to remember when you get put down, either by others or simply yourself.
1. You do not need other people to make you happy
Many girls are under the assumption that you need a significant other, or a large group of friends to stay happy. This is very inaccurate. To be happy, a person only needs a few close and trusted people and a good mindset. Having the ability to be confident and find joy in the little things in life, is the true key to happiness.
2. Pleasing others is not necessary
Every day, girls make decisions based on what they believe will make other people happy. It is unnecessary. Do what you want to do. There is no point in giving yourself stress or regret, for another person's happiness. Live your life for you and no one else.
3. You are more than an object
You are a person. You have emotions, values, and feelings, that should never be compressed or taken away from you. No one has the right to force you to do anything. If you feel like you are being treated as less than a human, remove yourself from the toxic situation. It will be the hardest, but most freeing feeling ever.
4. Speak your mind
Don't be silenced. Be strong and opinionated. If there is something you are unhappy with, change it. If there is a problem, resolve it. Never settle for anything less than for what you see fit. Your thoughts deserve to be heard, so let the world hear them!
5. Be the best YOU you can be
You are fantastic the way you are. Don't let others' expectations of you define you. As long as you always put in all you have, you are doing great. There is no need to compare yourself to others. The only way you can achieve your personal peak is by being yourself.
Don't let anyone or your thoughts get you down. Everyone deserves to be heard. You have a purpose, no matter what anyone else thinks or says. You are a person inside of a body, not just an object. Live your life for yourself and be the best version of yourself you can be.