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"You know, there are a lot of things you can't talk about to everyone, so if I were you I'd keep a diary and talk to yourself about the things that you wish for," Pat Cleveland begins in a letter to her younger self.
Pat Cleveland, an incredible woman who overcame racist views to become the world's first Black supermodel, recently published a letter to herself fori-D magazine that includes the key to knowing what one wants, how to deal with doubt and racism in the fashion industry, and why it's important to "be a warrior."
From it, we've rounded up eight important quotes we think everyone should read. You can check out the full letter here.