Believe it or not, Twitter can occasionally be a place where people find inspiration and support. On September 30, Ashley Ford, writer and host of 112BK posted a tweet asking a very simple question. People all over Twitter began replying and, before long, everyone reading the thread began feeling much prouder of who they were. Her question:
What's something you hated about yourself as a kid or teenager that you now consider a strength?
The list was seemingly endless. It seemed anything that made young people different—their bodies, their ancestry, their personality—was a strength people couldn't appreciate back then.
Now, however, these Twitter users recognize their individuality is a blessing.
There's a place for people of all different kinds in our world.
Some shames were purely physical, others were more abstract.
This conversation was a much-needed one on Twitter, where toxic behaviors and endless trolling are an all-too-common occurrence. Many young people browse the website on a regular basis and, should they stumble upon this positive thread, they may realize their most shameful attributes are the very things they'll learn to love the most.