I'm 17 and I just wanted to let Alexandra Della Santina know how much I appreciate the fact that she and many others have begun to say things like this about young women's self-esteem and to write about it ("Don't hate me because I like myself," July 9).
I've never had much of a problem with myself, but I know others who do, and it kills me to watch people hate so much about themselves. I just want you to know how much this means to people like me, even if (due to cultural norms or whatever) it was hard to say. Thank you so much!
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