Dear Hailey,  It’s not your fault, and you didn’t deserve it. It’s not your fault, that you thought you could trust your “friends.” It’s okay that you were drinking. It’s not your fault that you couldn’t fight back. Stop blaming yourself. Stop hating yourself. Love yourself! You’re beautiful, and you’re strong. The girl who went into that house that night- the girl who you used to be- is dead forever, but like the phoenix, you will rise from the ashes stronger than ever before. You are a phoenix.  Love, Hailey

Dear Hailey,

It’s not your fault, and you didn’t deserve it. It’s not your fault, that you thought you could trust your “friends.” It’s okay that you were drinking. It’s not your fault that you couldn’t fight back. Stop blaming yourself. Stop hating yourself. Love yourself! You’re beautiful, and you’re strong. The girl who went into that house that night- the girl who you used to be- is dead forever, but like the phoenix, you will rise from the ashes stronger than ever before. You are a phoenix.

Love,
Hailey

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