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Self-esteem

Uncovering the Real You

|Christina R., 18, Arizona| When I went into Junior High my mom allowed me to start wearing makeup. She bought me some basics and sat down to talk with me. She said that makeup was meant to enhance one’s…

Weight and Body Image– Ruby Answers

[RUBY CLASSICS: This Ask Ruby was originally posted on July 21, 2016] Dear Ruby, I am very self conscious about my weight and how I look. I am constantly comparing myself to others and its starting to have a…

Your Life in 500 Words or Less

I sit on the Volunteer Advisory Board for our local children’s hospital.  Every summer, we award scholarships to a few of the youth volunteers.  As I sat in our committee meeting last week reviewing the different candidates, I couldn’t…

I Am Soap

My friend sent me a present via Etsy – a cute stack of handmade soaps on a carved wooden dish.  I read the printed labels, smelling each bar as I went. Then I saw the black soap and I…

What I wish I’d known then

As a teenager, I was an insecure, neurotic mess.  I never thought of myself as pretty, and constantly compared myself to my friends, always concluding that I didn’t quite measure up.  When stupid boys in junior high told me…