To all the teens girls struggling to find their place, from my heart to yours. I am visualizing my hands on your cheeks and telling you this, “it doesn’t matter If you are beautiful or pretty or fit in – can you play a song which you love and close your eyes and dance freely to it? Do you feel compassion for others and a sense of hope that they can know joy? Do you have a hobby you can immerse yourself in and find peace? Can you close your eyes and breathe deeply and feel hope? My wish for you is a sense of confidence and connection to a community. No matter how dark some days may seem, I wish for you deep love and light and that your path, through all of its ups and downs, may lead you toward a sense of purpose and belonging by your own definition.
Love, Tobi Jo