“Most of all, you are good enough.”
Have you seen this video of a seventh grade student from Arizona performing a spoken word poem for writing class? If not, watch it right now!
Olivia’s emotional presentation taps into the mind of young people just like you and gives a voice to the anxieties many teenagers battle with every single day. Within the poem, she talks about struggles like body image and the pressure to fit in.
“You take each comment, each judgment, each assumption, each opinion, each strange look, each remark, each criticism, each review, each report, each assessment and with it your self esteem plummets like a sinking ship,” she says. “Going through your middle school years, you are on your own journey to find yourself, on a small jet, and sometimes you cannot control what happens to you. The turbulence will throw you off course.”
The main message of Olivia’s poem is simple yet stunning: you are perfect exactly as you are right now. We all struggle to find ourselves, but every one of us is special, worthy of love and worth fighting for.
“You are loved. You are precious. You are beautiful. You are talented. You are capable. You are deserving of respect. You can eat that meal. You are one in 7 billion,” she continues. “Most of all, you are good enough.”
Thanks so much for inspiring us, Olivia. You’re SO beautiful now and forever!