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How a Letter From My 6-Year-Old Niece Made Me Feel Seen


At 6 years old, she became my closest friend and confidante, someone — nearly the only one — I could be myself around without reservations and still be seen as who she felt I was.

Inside, she didn’t know I often crumbled, unable to look at myself in the mirror, chastising and criticizing each and every perceived flaw on both my body and within my mind.

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