Recognizing the beauty inside you

Feb 29, 2012

In a society where girls are bombarded with varying images of “beauty,” they are often left wondering if they are pretty enough, smart enough, or good enough.

We wanted to remind girls in West Michigan that they are beautiful – inside and out.

So on the eve of Valentine’s Day, 114 junior high school girls from 7 schools took over the campus of Ferris State University Grand Rapids to participate in a day-long “Beautiful U” event.

This event is in its second year, through a partnership between the Amway One by One campaign and WOOD TV 8’s Maranda.







The girls participating heard inspiring speeches, while taking part in activity-based workshops on health, beauty, relationships and careers. They also spent time learning about the difference between the images they see in the media, and the beauty inside of themselves.







In the words of one of the participants:

“Before I came here I thought really badly about myself.  I use to think I was fat and ugly. Now that I came here I don’t feel that way any more. I’m beautiful on the inside and people like me for me, and not someone I’m not!”

Thanks to all of our partners for making this another great year for some beautiful girls.








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