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Operation Beautiful encourages us to leave post-it notes in random places, as a way to uplift a complete stranger. Ideal places are:
I was eating lunch this week at a restaurant, and when I went to the restroom, I noticed the only framed image was an advertisement for liposuction. Beneath the framed image were brochures advertising "that body you've always wanted," so I had a great time placing these on the frame and inside each brochure.
How ridiculous to advertise to women right after they eat?! What, we can't even enjoy a meal without feeling like we should have the fat sucked out?!
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Finding Kind is a documentary/movement encouraging girls to be kind to other girls. The "bullying" problem has definitely escalated with technology (texting, Facebook, MySpace, etc.) and the way girls bully one another often inflicts more long-term damage than the way boys do. We have a tendency to be less physical and more manipulative. I must admit I was guilty of this a lot in high school! It is instinctual for girls to "size up" other women at school, work, etc., and start insulting them. We use names that put eachother down ("bitch," "whore," "ugly," "thunder thighs,") but get enraged if a man uses these names to insult us. What's the difference?! If we're going to demand respect from men, we must first demand it from OURSELVES.
Always being kind is actually quite difficult. We don't have to like everybody, but we must be better at being KIND. My favorite quote from the documentary was:
"We can't all be beautiful, we can't all be smart, we can't all be talented. But if there's one thing we CAN all be...We can ALL BE KIND."
Our goal is to get this film to the kids in our area. Reach out to high schools and middle schools, and let girls know that the things we say have repercussions.
If you are interested in joining our cause, come to the next meeting. You can ask to join the Facebook group, "Denton Women's Collective," or message me for details on the date/time of our next meeting. It feels great being a part of something larger than myself. We are growing as a collective, and I couldn't be more thrilled!
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