Teen Writes Empowering Message About Self-Acceptance On Facebook

Social media has the power to connect people all over the world with sharing photos and comments that go viral because so many people relate to them. One of the biggest hits right now is the brave comments of Brittaney, who told her ex off online – without naming him – because of the fact that he would put her down and make her feel like nothing. She was in a relationship that she felt she needed, but in the process she had to find herself again when he eventually left her. She recognized through her struggles who she was, so that when she looks back at her time with him, she is disgusted by the fact that she let a man tell her who she was going to be. She does what she wants, now, and is so happy with who she is that she had to share it with the world. Evidently, it is an important message that a lot of people think needs to be bolder and louder so that no one ever needs to feel alone or rejected ever again. This is the power of one girl gone viral.

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“You always told me I didn’t look good with long hair and that you preferred girls with short hair. So I kept my hair cut above my shoulders at all times. You laughed at me and told me I looked ridiculous when I dyed my hair red when we were together. So a week later I dyed it back blonde.”

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“You would always point out if I was wearing too much makeup. (Winged eyeliner and mascara most of the time) So I just stopped wearing it. You told me tattoos and piercings were tacky and ugly. And would try to take out my belly button ring every time you saw it. So I took out my piercings and didn’t get any more tattoos.

You pointed out my stretch marks every chance you got. So I did my best to keep them hidden.”

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“You pointed out every time I looked like I had gained weight. So I started eating less every day. You pointed out every single flaw I had. So I lost every bit of confidence I had.

I did everything I could to be what you wanted. I did everything you told me to do. It still wasn’t good enough. You left me for a younger prettier girl. Someone you could mold and shape into what you wanted. Like you tried to do with me. And up until a few months ago I blamed myself for everything that happened. You blamed me too.

But finally I started to see the truth.”

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“You weren’t out of my league. I was out of yours. I wasn’t the one who wasn’t good enough for you.

You were the one who wasn’t good enough for me. You couldn’t accept me for who I was. When I took you the way you were.”

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“So now here I am a few months later. My hair is past my shoulders. My hair is bright red. I’ve got a new tattoo. New piercings. Started wearing makeup again. I eat whatever I want whenever I want and weigh 135 pounds. I still have my stretch marks.

And I’ve finally gotten my confidence back. I finally see myself looking back at me when I look in the mirror. It’s so hard for me to come out about this and admit that I became so vulnerable because of one guy. Something I always said would never happen. It’s humiliating to even think about how low I got. But what gives me the guts to come out about this is the fact that I overcame it and I’m finally back to who I really am.”

Brittaney’s public declaration of self-acceptance and self-love is something everyone should see. She may be young, but she’s already inspiring thousands of people. Please SHARE this with your friends on Facebook!