Letter to my Teen Self

Don’t be afraid to be seen and heard.

Dear Christina,

You are beautiful, brilliant, and infinitely interesting. I’m telling you these things before anything else because I know you’ve never heard them before. I know your parents never praise you so you see yourself as flat, unworthy, as simply a shy, academic bookworm. But you are so much more than that. That’s why you should not be afraid to be…

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Christina Hoag

Christina Hoag

Journalist, novelist, world traveller. Author of novels Law of the Jungle, Skin of Tattoos and Girl on the Brink. Ex Latin America foreign correspondent.