Two middle-school girls in Oregon have set out on an ambitious mission — to combat bullying by inspiring self-confidence in their classmates through the power of positive words.
Avery Burn and Genae Vanek were saddened when they heard their classmates say things like “Oh my gosh, I’m really fat” and “I hate the way I look.” So they came up with the “Love My Reflection” project, which involves scribbling little notes such as “You’re gorgeous” and “You are brilliant” on the face of compact mirrors, and handing them out to classmates. Simple as that, yet extremely powerful.
These little mirrors have had a tremendous impact on their peers, and it’s something they hope to spread to other middle schools throughout their hometown.
Here’s our takeaway: Listen to Avery’s words, which she requested be recorded in her interview with ABC; “Don’t care what other people think of you. You are beautiful.”