The Teenage Girl Survival Guide: 10 Tips and Truths

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  1. It’s okay to feel as though the world is against you, especially if you fall into the category of a POC woman or an LGBTQA+ member of society, but please remember that you have so much to offer and give.
  2. Your gender does not define you. Not having a vagina does not mean you’re not a girl. I want to give you all a bear hug and tell you we’ve been waiting for you for some time.
  3.  At some point, you’ll be ridiculed for liking something which fits into the “teenage girl” stereotype and made to feel ashamed. Don’t feel ashamed. Feel sorry for the grown man that will never know the pleasure of seeing Harry Styles with braids.
  4. If you need help, ask for it. Tell your GP, your School or your Parents. Please don’t suffer in silence.
  5. Friends will come and go. It’s natural that as you’re changing, you will change what you need from a friend and sometimes you’ll discover that moving on will be the best decision you make.
  6. Don’t feel pressured into doing things you don’t want to do. I promise you that if you stick to your guns, it will pay off. I know speaking up can sometimes be the hardest thing to do but you’re made of iron and you are so much stronger than you think.
  7. Sometimes it can be hard to remain empathic and kind, especially if your going through your own issues but always keep it on the back burner: it’s nice to be nice.
  8. HOT WATER BOTTLES FOR PERIODS (OR ANY SAD SITUATION)
  9. Look up ‘Anne Frank’, ‘Joan of Arc’, ‘Malala Yousafzai’, ‘Mary Shelley’. Listen to their stories and the importance of their voices.
  10. You are loved. Completely and utterly loved. Remember that you have total control over your own story and you deserve the highest level of greatness.
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The Teenage Girl Survival Guide: 10 Tips and Truths

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