A plus-sized model is going viral for dishing out advice — to herself.
Dana Patterson earlier this month shared a vulnerable letter to her younger self.
She said she used to view her “not so cookie cutter” features as a weakness. But over the years, she’s grown to see them as strengths.
In her post, she said: “Your weight does not define you. The way you look doesn’t define you. Don’t listen to the people who say it does.”
She wrapped up her post by saying: “You are loved. What makes you unique and maybe a little strange makes you beautiful.”
She asked that others share their stories using the #dearyoungerme hashtag.