I was one of the JS2s yesterday and I wanted to just say that no matter where/what you come from or what you have gone through, if you werq your butt off you can make your dreams happen. I can't say too much without giving myself away, but I am not your typical Ivy League admit. Growing up there were times I went hungry, I was bullied for being gay, and just so many other things that made me believe I would never achieve something like Harvard Law. I took a huge risk with my personal statement, but I was honest and I believed in myself. I was then waitlisted at seven of the T14 and almost doubted what I had done, but, apparently, it paid off.
Thank you all for providing support and information. I know that many of you were so very kind and we shared wonderful conversations. I hope that you all end up at institutions that are perfect fits for you all.
Be radically proud of you and your beauty!
And remember, "If you can't love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?"