Eight Things I Wish I Had Known As an 11-Year-Old

October 22, 2014 8:13 PM

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Eight Things I Wish I Had Known As an 11-Year-Old

Eleven. The age of transition. The pinnacle of insecurity. The antithesis of elegance. An age I surely do not miss.

Often, through my nonprofit and advocacy work, I find myself speaking to and mentoring young women and girls at middle schools and high schools, predominantly on body image and self-acceptance. Recently, I spoke to a group of fifth graders, one of whom raised her hand to ask, soft-spoken and hidden ...

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