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People are sharing their wholesome stories with #Hey19YearOldMe

‘You’re gonna come out as trans and it goes okay.’

 

Siobhan Ball

IRL

People are looking back on their younger selves with the Hey19YearOldMe hashtag.

Started by @HashtagRoundup, the trend has people sharing their heartwarming, meaningful, and even funny stories. Most people, especially within the LGBTQ+ community, are sharing how their lives got better since they were a teen.

“You’re good enough. you’re not lonely and you’re loved #Hey19YearOldMe,” Twitter user @basmaasker wrote.

https://twitter.com/basmaasker/status/1172626832505614336

Some Twitter users who are currently 19 years old find the hashtag a little weird. “#Hey19YearOldMe, it’s been a few months now. I wish you could love and trust yourself a bit more because you nice keep going. But stop procrastinating your driving license you stupid brat,” Twitter user @floweretjimin wrote.

https://twitter.com/floweretjimin/status/1172627039402299393

https://twitter.com/wannalisten/status/1172626877871210496

Some are sharing sensible advice for their younger selves, while others are sharing cheeky calls for YOLO (You Only Live Once)–the responses ranging from, “#Hey19YearOldMe you are not fat” to “Steal more drinks.”

https://twitter.com/AngeliqueMGR/status/1172533260896878592

https://twitter.com/juli_adhikari/status/1172625829811146753

Some are sharing investment advice: Invest in Amazon, Google, and Apple. Do not invest in Beanie Babies or Enron.

https://twitter.com/impopster/status/1172627153944494083

And many are assuring their younger selves that everything turns out fine over time. The LGBTQ community is especially represented in this last chunk. “#Hey19YearOldMe I’m very proud of you for #comingout! It may not seem like it right now, but @ItGetsBetter! #25years #LGBTQ,” Twitter user @thegratefulboss wrote.

Other advice includes urging their younger selves to stop pretending to be straight, go see a therapist, and to break up with their boyfriends.

“#Hey19YearOldMe, you’re trans! In about a year you’re gonna start trying to untangle the web that’s been bothering you all your life, and it’s gonna be a long 7-8 years. If I could spare you that, I would. You’re trans, girl, embrace it,” Twitter user @JessicaJArmst wrote.

“Your gay and it’s okay. Jesus doesn’t hate you and you don’t need to hate yourself for something you can’t control. I know you keep trying to pray the gay away but eventually you’ll learn to love yourself for exactly who you are,” Twitter user @jazzyshmazzy3 wrote. “Also, stop crashing your cars.”

https://twitter.com/ottertott/status/1172626821982162945

https://twitter.com/sarah_sparkl3s/status/1172625555084038144

https://twitter.com/vorebinnie/status/1172625439610871810

https://twitter.com/thegratefulboss/status/1172626867045720065

https://twitter.com/ps3hasnogame/status/1172594975739195393

https://twitter.com/mccnhild/status/1172615209753747456

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