By now, it's a truth widely accepted that Greta Thunberg is a complete inspiration. Now, she's consolidated this status even further with a message to the 'haters' who have mocked her appearance or Asperger diagnosis.
The climate change activist, who is 16, took to social media in order to share why she rarely speaks publicly about her Asperger diagnosis. She also discussed some difficult times that she had experienced before becoming a climate change campaigner.
In the series of tweets she also took down those who are criticising her for being too young, or her looks and appearance, in a brilliant series of tweets. Taking to the social media platform, she wrote:
When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go.
And then you know you’re winning!
I have Aspergers and that means I’m sometimes a bit different from the norm.
And - given the right circumstances- being different is a superpower.
She then added:
I'm not public about my diagnosis to "hide" behind it, but because I know many ignorant people still see it as an "illness", or something negative. And believe me, my diagnosis has limited me before. >
And finally, concluded by saying:
Before I started school striking I had no energy, no friends and I didn’t speak to anyone. I just sat alone at home, with an eating disorder. All of that is gone now, since I have found a meaning, in a world that sometimes seems shallow and meaningless to so many people.
Thunberg arrived in New York on Wednesday, after sailing across the Atlantic in a two-week trip, that she undertook in order to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23.
She shared the tweets in response to an offensive column, written by Australian News Corp columnist Andrew Bolt, who called the teenager a 'deeply disturbed' messiah.
At the time that Bolt's column was published, Thunberg hit back, saying:
I am indeed “deeply disturbed” about the fact that these hate and conspiracy campaigns are allowed to go on and on and on just because we children communicate and act on the science.
Where are the adults?
Greta, you're an inspiration to us all, keep being incredible.