This Woman's Letter To Her Younger Self Is What We All Should Do At Some Point In Life

'Dear Little Me, thank you for making me the woman that I am today.'

If you ever had the chance to speak to your younger self, what would you tell them?

Would you warn them of what's ahead, try to talk some sense into them or just ask them to make the best of all the moments they've been given on this Earth?

In its latest ad campaign titled #LetterToLittleMe, British makeup company Illamasqua gives people the platform to share empowering messages they'd like their younger selves to know. 


The campaign was launched together with body confidence and anti-bullying activist Harnaam Kaur, otherwise known as the Bearded Dame.

Kaur suffers from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which causes excessive hair growth on her body, including her face. Struggling to embrace her individuality throughout teenage years, Kaur recently became an outspoken advocate of body confidence and self-love.

So when Illamasqua asked Miss Kaur to pen a letter to her younger self, there was no doubt that it's going to be a powerful statement on how we should love he skin that we're born in.

However, "powerful" will seem like an understatement after you read what she actually wrote.

Check out excerpts from Harnaam Kaur's letter to her younger self below! And be sure to read the full piece over at Illamasqua's blog.

'Dear Little me, I have not spoken to you in such a long time. It’s your older self here writing you this letter. I hope you are well,' Kaur begins.

"I can see the struggles that you are facing; I can see it in your eyes that you feel like you don't belong. I feel it in your soul that you are struggling and you need some guidance. You quiver at the sight of people, you shudder at the touch of a stranger, and you drag your lifeless body everywhere that you go.

"If only you could see your own self worth and the gems that you have embedded inside your own beautiful heart. You have a heart of gold and you will empower many one day." 

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'Can’t you see just how amazing and beautiful you are? When will the spark inside you flame up and thunder across your body?'

"You don't see your self-worth, you don't love yourself, and you haven't embraced the compassion inside you that your soul is waiting for you to unleash. When will that time come when you unleash the real you? 

You need to speak louder, hold your head higher, make yourself be noticed, show people that you have a voice. You need to take strides with confidence; you need to be a bit prouder. Be proud of the beauty that you hold inside your body. Be proud of the strength that you have inside you that you will one day unleash."

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'I promise you that the world will one day read your story. You have no idea of just how many people will be inspired by your self-love, strength, self-empowerment.'

"You will grow up to be a gorgeous young woman who will shake the normal societal standards of beauty. You will grow to be an activist, and you will mature to help men and women all over the world. 

Your self-love, your beauty, your self-esteem, your confidence will help empower the masses to love themselves and their bodies.

Your soul will shine, your aura will flourish and your self-love for your future diverse body will win the hearts of compassionate people. I promise you, that you are a survivor and you will conquer all of your battles that you will face growing up with might."

'Dear Little Me, here I write you this letter hoping that you will read it and implant all the necessary lessons and messages into your heart and soul.'

'Thank you for going through all those battles and hardships with strength. Thank you for making me the woman I am today. I love you whole heartedly.'

Don't forget to share your own story with using the hashtag #LetterToLittleMe!

Via Illamasqua


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