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Dear Little Girl:

by Marina Fortuño 3 months ago in feminism

You're already the strongest woman I know!

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For you, the baby girl who's just new to this planet and in the process of discovering its wonders. You're already worthy of this world. You're a miracle of life, you're pure light, and you deserve all the love in the world!

For you, the little girl who's still young, but learning quickly about the ways of the world. Please remember always, you're more than your looks and your achievements. You will hear different, maybe even from the people who love you, but it's not true. You're also more than your family trauma and your emotional legacy. You're your soul. You're what's in your heart.

For you, the little girl, who has been taught to be "well-behaved" and "ladylike". Remember that you were not born to be proper, polite, quiet and accommodating. You're not in this world to please anyone. You were born to be brave. You were born to be yourself. You have fire inside you!

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For you, the little girl who's growing up and learning how to be a teenager. It's hard and it sucks, but it won't last forever. Growing is a part of life, and school will not define you. You have a voice, find it. For you, the little girl who has been bullied or judged for your looks, your clothes, your weight, your country or the color of your skin. You're perfect as you are, and you're enough!

For you, the little girl who feels like you were born different and that you're an outsider. You, the one who feels that you don't belong. You're as much part of this world as anyone else. You're unique. You don't have to fit in a mold. You don't have to be 'normal'. Normal doesn't exist. You were born to be free, without labels.

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For you, the little girl who's struggling to find yourself, looking outside for validation. The only opinion that matters is yours. Your soul is your inner compass, listen to it. For you, the little girl who's comparing yourself to the facades that you see on social media. You're more than any fabrication and every standard you have been taught to follow.

For you, the little girl who believes that you're not beautiful enough without makeup or without using a filter, that's a lie. Perfection is an illusion. Real beauty shines through from within. Your "imperfections" are what make you precious. You were born beautiful and you'll continue to be beautiful until your last day in this Universe.

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For you, the little girl who likes boys, and for you the one who likes girls. Always know that love is love. It comes in all shapes and sizes. And you deserve to find it and to be happy! Also, for you, the little girl who thinks that you haven't found or will never find love. You can stop searching now. You may find a life companion, but you don't need someone to complete you. You're a galaxy all on your own. And the truest love has always been inside you.

For you, the little girl that dreams of getting married and having a family. You're still a fierce and powerful woman, whether you're following tradition or not. The only thing that matters is that it's your own decision.

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For you, the little girl who's looking for your independence to do things, to create a life with purpose. You'll get there, one step at a time. Just remember to follow your heart with everything you have. You will shine!

For you, the little girl who wants to focus your life on building your career. You're a boss and you can achieve anything that you set your mind to do. Little girl, whatever your goals, you deserve to follow your dreams without external pressures or limitations. Follow your star.

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For you, little girl, who was told that you can't play with cars, or be an engineer, or an astronaut, or a CEO. Those barriers are socially constructed, and they're being torn down. You can be anything you want, and many other little girls in the world are working to make it possible. Look to them. Help each other out. Reach for the stars!

To you, the little girl who has fought (and keeps fighting) so other little girls around the world can have rights and a better future. Thank you for raising your voice. Thank you for all the doors you have opened!

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For you, the little girl who was betrayed and robbed of your innocence by a stranger or by someone you trusted. It was not your fault. It was not about where you were or when. It was not because of what you were wearing. It was not because of who you are. You should've been safe and protected. Like all little girls should be.

For you, the little girl that has endured abuse at home or on the streets. You're still here. You're a survivor. You're worthy. You're true treasure. And you deserve better! You're not powerless. Never, ever, forget that. Reach out, the hands of little girls everywhere will help you. We'll take care of you.

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For you, the little girl who's all grown up, but sometimes still needs and misses her mom. Also, for you, the little girl who didn't have a mom growing up (or who was apart from her) and you had to find your own path. Your strength, and the strength of all little girls before you, has always been within you. It will never leave you.

For you, the little girl who's now a mom. You're still you, aside from motherhood. You're not invisible, and the work you do should be cherished and appreciated. I see you. We see you. Thank you for your love. Also, for you, the little girl who can't have children or who doesn't want to become a mom, you're no less of a woman because of it.

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For you, the little girl who's fighting a chronic condition, an invisible illness or a life-threatening disease. For you, the little girl who's dealing with an autoimmune condition, endometriosis, cancer or any sickness. You're a warrior and you will make it! You have all the strength you need to recover your life. For you, the little girl who's not with us any more, but who's waiting for us in heaven. Thank you for sharing your light with the world.

For you, the little girl who became a sister and who takes care of your siblings as best as you can. Thank you! We are all better because of sisters like you. For you, the little girl who has dedicated your life to take care of your loved ones, whether they are healthy or sick, or young or old. Thank you for your love and for your patience. And know that you deserve to be taken care of too.

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For you, the little girl who has suffered and who feels lost. You, who struggles when your mind is tricking you into thinking you're alone in the world. You're not on your own, I see you. Other little girls see you. For you, the little girl who believes that there's no way out of the pain and the suffering. There is. You're worthy of this life. There's a reason that you're here, and the world is better for your existence.

For you, the little girl who's having a hard time and who feels isolated right now. Have faith. It won't last forever. You're not alone. We're all with you.

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To you, the little girl who's reading this, you're not little at all. You're brave and you're invincible! You're powerful. You're a force to be reckoned with. Never let anyone tell you otherwise.

Every woman was once a little girl, who still lives inside her soul. Every little girl is a strong woman from the moment of her first heartbeat.

For each and every little girl who's been born into this Earth: You're the strongest woman I know!

With love, from this little girl.

Marina

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This is probably the most meaningful and heartfelt text that I have written on this platform. Thank you for taking the time to read it! It means a lot to me ♥️.

The Sister Circle Challenge prompted me to write a letter to the strongest woman I know. It was very hard for me to decide. There are so many strong women in different ways, I think it's very difficult to compare. So, this one is for all of you! All the women (and little girls) everywhere.

Thank you to all the amazing women in my life who have inspired me and who have helped me become who I am today! Especially these two. I'm so grateful for your existence.

To my greatest examples of girl power and strength: I love you.

If you liked this post please consider giving it a like or sharing it with others (especially those women who need to read this). Any kind of support is greatly appreciated. Thank you! ♥

Love, Marina

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