March 6, 2015

What advice would you give your younger self? #DearMe



Remember being a teenager? At times it was tough, especially if you were a girl. The gossip. The bullying. The self-doubt. For many girls, the path to finding themselves was littered with doubt, uncertainty and pressure from all sides.

But what if you could speak to your younger self? What if you could offer advice and encouragement to help make that path a little smoother?

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re encouraging people to upload a video letter to YouTube, addressed to their younger selves. It all starts with two words: #DearMe

Whether you’re worrying about your body (Laci Green), fearing being afraid (Grace Helbig), questioning who you are (Hannah Hart), failing to fulfill stereotypes (Issa Rae), or learning to be comfortable being your weird, wonderful self (Superwoman), you can share your experiences to help make that journey easier for a new generation of girls.

Take part in this movement by uploading a video letter to your younger self to YouTube and join the conversation with #DearMe. You can also put together a GIF using our easy GIF-maker on our Tumblr page at youtubedearme.com.

YouTube is a place where people can come together, share interests, relate experiences and offer each other support. From #ItGetsBetter to #ProudtoPlay, we’ve seen our community inspire and empower those in need of encouragement. Today, we’re asking you to do the same for girls who don’t have to face their problems alone.

It all starts with two words.

By Cathy Tang, Marketing Manager for YouTube


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