🙋🏻 In 2018 at a women's workshop in Dayton, OH we did an exercise where we had to look at ourselves in a mirror, into our own eyes and say "I love you" three times. I was one of the last people to go because I really didn't want to do it. When it was my turn, I whispered to the facilitator that I couldn't do it. She told me that I didn't have to but if I did it might change my life.
I don't know why up until that day that I thought I wasn't allowed to love myself. As a teenager I remember people having a reputation for being conceited if they dared to think they looked cute. My life did change that day and I do love myself, even on days when I don't feel cute. I'm so much more grateful for my life now and I am much happier.
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