You are pretty
Dear Thirteen Year Old Me,
You are pretty. Don’t make anyone tell you you’re not pretty. One thing – choose your friends wisely. It’s better to have no friends than fake friends. Not everyone is going to like you and be your friend. So just keep your distance. Bad things are going to happen in life. People will hurt you but you can’t use that as an excuse to hurt them back. You just got to be a bigger person.
Just remember you’re beautiful and strong. Nobody could change the person you are.
Alexis is a thirteen-year-old living in Brooklyn, New York who would like to go to college to become a mathematician. When people are unkind towards her, she doesn’t yell or argue, but gives them the kindness she feels everyone deserves.