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19 Truths Helga Pataki Taught You About Being A Woman

"Arnold, you make my girlhood tremble."

1. Sometimes, being a woman can feel difficult and challenging.

2. That's why you have to maintain a high level of self-confidence.

3. And never make any apologies for the awesome person you are.

4. It's OK to accept help from others every once in a while.

5. Even if you can't help but be skeptical about the world around you.

6. Love is a tricky game that will toy with your heart and make you question everything.

7. It might even drive you to points of insanity you didn't know were possible.

8. But that's why it's important to have strong friendships to help you get through it all.

9. Don't feel pressured to share parts of yourself that you want to keep private.

10. And don't be afraid to go after what you want, and go after it hard.

11. Stay true to what you believe in and always trust your gut.

12. But also don't be surprised if you end up changing your mind and opinions. It happens.

13. Learn as many lessons as you can from your mom, whether she knows she's giving them to you or not.

14. Be in touch with your sexuality and feel comfortable knowing it's all normal and healthy.

15. You will encounter mansplainers aplenty, but don't let them get the best of you. Not even for a minute.

16. Have the courage to ask tough questions you know others are too afraid to ask.

17. You deserve all the personal space you want and need — don't let anyone tell you any different.

18. Most importantly, prioritize your wants and desires above what you think other people expect of you.

19. After all, only *you* can define what it means to be your own kind of woman.