'Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke Narrates A Letter To Her 18-Year-Old Self Filled With Advice For All Young Women

"That makes you feel like you're not worth it. But you are."

You probably recognize Emilia Clarke from her role on that little show called Game Of Thrones, and perhaps you saw her recent appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden in which she pushed for gender equality in television

Now, the incredibly talented actress appears in a Teen Vogue video in which she narrates a letter she's written to her 18-year-old self. The letter, filled with advice regarding body image, following your dreams, and relationships, is heartfelt and genuine. It is one that any young person, particularly women, should hear, so we've taken note of a few of our favorite parts: 


"There are going to be times when someone says that dream that you've had, your entire life — the moment when someone says 'that's not possible,' it is. I know you didn't get into drama school this time around, but you will. You have the strength to overcome it."

Drawing inspiration from "Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen," a song featuring lyrics from a 1997 graduation essay, Clarke tells herself, "You are not as fat as you think you are." 

"There are some women who look some way, and there are other women who look another way," she adds. Like a whole other way. And the way that the other women look, people love. Because they look like women."

"You're going to feel some serious heartbreak ... And the reason why it's going to hurt so much [is] because that heartbreak is going to make you doubt yourself ... That makes you feel like you're not worth it. But you are."

And last, but certainly not least, we note Clarke's advice about appreciating those around you: 

"The people in your life, when all the lights are off, the real people who you really love, just hug them, like every day."

We couldn't have put it better ourselves.

Be sure to watch the full video below:


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