Dear Theresia, I am writing to you when I am just about to reach 60. I would like to tell … More Theresia Degener – A letter to my sixteen year old self
Oh, my life is changing every dayIn every possible wayAnd oh, my dreamsIt’s never quite as it seems(Never quite as … More Michelle Scanlon – A letter to my sixteen year old self
Dear Zoe, I know you feel helplessly alone and confused at the moment. Secondary school has been completely overwhelming for … More Zoe McCormack – A letter to my sixteen year old self
“There is so much I want to tell you about the years that are to come and the decisions you will make. I respect every decision that you have made, and those choices have made me the person I am today. “
Dear Julie, This letter has sent me on a journey of rediscovery that spans 20 years. Imagine, where you are now, enjoying Transition Year, fresh off the stage of Oklahoma, having done one Young Scientist Project and about to do another, in the blink of an eye, you’ll be a graduate, an employee, a wife and a mother.
You’re Not Special.
Dear Clíona, I am writing to you as a slightly older, supposed to be wiser, version of you. I would like to tell you that I have figured it all out and that I now have all the answers to questions such as why people treat you differently, what should you say to deal with all embarrassing situations and how to make the right decision every time but sadly I don’t! I am still learning and think I will be for a long time.
Hi Shelly, I know the year of your sweet sixteenth hasn’t been what you thought it would be. Spending the best part of the summer in hospital is never ideal. I’m happy to let you know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Dear Rosaleen, Some day you will enjoy living in your Cerebral Palsy (CP) cis- gendered body. There will be a … More Rosaleen McDonagh – A letter to my 16 year old self
My PhD has meant I have reflected on what I thought about disability and decision making as a teenager and … More A letter to my sixteen year old self – Paul Alford