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Jamie Tworkowski Has a Message of Hope for Anyone Who’s Struggling

Welcome to Behind the Confidence, a video series about the real, unfiltered journey to self-belief. We talked to four health and wellness pros who prove true confidence doesn’t stem from a “like,” nor does it magically happen overnight. It’s about finding what makes you feel good physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Take it from Jamie Tworkowski: Confidence doesn’t mean you have it together all the time. It’s not about being perfect. “I think in a way, we find confidence by realizing that we belong to other people, and we’re all in it together,” he says.

His nonprofit organization, To Write Love on Her Arms, is set up specifically to let people who are struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicidal thoughts know they’re not alone. Here Tworkowski opens up about how he finds moments of confidence despite his own battle with depression—and how to have hope when life isn’t perfect. 

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Teen Bullied for Dark Skin Is Now a Top Model With a Killer Message for Anyone Who’s Different

If we learned anything from middle school, it’s that kids can really suck sometimes. When Khoudia Diop was growing up, peers called her “Darky, Daughter of the Night” to make fun of her skin color. Now the 19-year-old is a top model with a cool 240,000 Instagram followers and a message for anyone who’s been bullied for the way they look: “If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.” Amen to that!

Check out her stunning photos and go ahead and follow Diop. She’ll add a dose of self-love to your Instagram feed.

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