Earlier this month, YouTube had a tag going around in honor of International Women’s Day called DearMe. Content creators big and small were making videos to their younger selves, in an effort to reach out to the younger audience on YouTube. At the same time, you may have seen photos with celebrities holding signs giving their younger selves advice. I created this video a couple days ago and wanted to share it with you. If you were able to, what advice would you give your younger self?



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10 Responses to #DearMe

  1. Ahhh bless you – you were so nurturing of your younger self. I’m glad she (you) made it through 🙂 Lovely vlog.
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    • Tamara Woods

      Thank you. We stumbled our way through. Luckily. Heaven knows I had no clue. Still stumbling to be honest.


    Dear 36 year old Starr,


    Thank you I needed to hear this. I needed to see you so purty and earnest and have some feels and remember, where I’m at might not be so great, but gotdamn if isn’t better than where I came from.

    Love you!
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    • Tamara Woods

      Love you too! I have to remind myself of this as well. It’s kind of like telling me young self—it’s going to be alright–and remind my current self–things have been faaaar worse.

  3. Bloody great
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  4. Love your video! So candid and loving of yourself.

    I think I would just tell myself that everything will be ok and the challenges will make me stronger and the joys will be worth it.
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    • Tamara Woods

      Thank you Elizabeth!
      I think that’s would be great advice for all of our younger selves. Everything felt so immediate and exacting at 13. Like THIS IS TERRIBLE, THE SKY IS FALLING, AND MY BFF & ME AREN’T TALKING ACCCKKKK! All those hormones makes for all the drama. lol

  5. Don’t drop the pen!


    That’s key.

    • Tamara Woods

      Yes it is. Janet, I just found your comments in my spam folder. I’m hoping from now on they’ll not go to spam! I hope you don’t think I was ignoring you!

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