SHARE WITH US: What advice would you give your younger self?

If you had the chance, what would you tell a younger version of yourself?

YouTube launched the #DearMe campaign, referenced in Jessica Maldonado's guest opinion piece in the June 1 edition of Lift IOWA, back in March in honor of International Women's Day. The effort was meant to inspire and empower young girls everywhere who may be struggling with similar issues.

Though YouTube solicited participation in the form of GIFs, we here at Lift IOWA are big fans of the written word. If you could write a note to your 16-year-old self, what would you tell her or him? Be less afraid? Take more chances? Share those with us and we will publish a few in next week's edition of Lift.

Write each piece of advice in the boxes below.

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* 1. What piece of advice would you give your younger self? Tell us in the below boxes:

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* 2. Advice #2

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* 3. Advice #3

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