Young women and self-esteem [Letter]

July 10, 2014

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!

Charlotte Slaughter

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