photo: Chelsea Maxwell

Depending on your mood, the mirror can be your best friend or your worst critic. . .  and it can be an especially tough enemy for high school girls who face a lot of societal pressures to look a certain way. At one high school, students decided to address the problem by removing the mirrors altogether and replace them with something much better.

Recently Laguna Hills High School in Southern California decided to do some redecorating in the girls’ bathrooms and plastered the walls with signs of affirmation. The brains behind the operation, 17 year old student Sabrina Astle, told ABC News that she started making posters, with phrases like “You are extraordinary” and “You are enough” to hang in the restrooms in place of the mirrors. The idea was part of her effort to make a difference through the school’s Kindness Club.

photo: Chelsea Maxwell

The project’s goal was to spread positive messages around campus and it definitely succeeded. Reactions to the posters were extremely positive and they are still on display. “The signs have helped people remember that everyone is beautiful, everyone is important, everyone is good enough and everyone should be treated equally,” Astle explains, “I did this because I am passionate about the fact that everyone is important and everyone needs to be cared for.”

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