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    Transgender Teens Get Emotional Speaking To Their Future Selves In This Powerful Video

    "I hope you can look in the mirror and finally be happy with who you are."

    Mashable asked a group of transgender youths, aged 12 to 19, to send a message to themselves 10 years from now. Their honest and brave responses make for a video that is heartbreaking, yet hopeful.

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    Nineteen-year-old Morgan, who has struggled with depression and anxiety for years, is looking ahead to all the changes to come.

    For 18-year-old Lucy, this was the first time her supportive parents had seen her "dress up."

    Zane, a 17-year-old Muslim, came out to his parents at age 15 after a suicide attempt.

    Twelve-year-old Charlie hopes that in the future, she will have a better relationship with her father. When she was in the third grade, he shaved her head and told her he didn't accept her.

    Nineteen-year-old Katherine was rejected by her family after coming out. She wonders if she will ever have a sense of acceptance for her true self.

    Despite how anyone else feels, Morgan knows that self-love is key.

    Nineteen-year-old AJ tells his future self, "I hope you can look in the mirror and finally be happy with who you are, and have people who are happy with who you are too."

    Morgan's advice to his future self is truly a message for all.

    Read more about these and other young, brave individuals here, and watch the incredibly honest video here.