One thing that I noticed is that my perception, of myself and the world, has changed quite drastically since I was young.
My life experiences have made me more confident, more comfortable and because of this, more attractive. I'm not afraid to look someone in the eye and say this and I hope that all young women will embrace this knowledge for themselves:
A woman should not expect to feel special because a man treats her well. She should expect a man to treat her well because she is special.