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High school girls hold 'no makeup day'

Students promote 'true beauty.'

By Parenting Magazine Nov 28, 2012 4:29PM

By Jacki at Babytalk

Middle and high school can be tough years for teenage girls and their developing self-confidence.

Photo: Courtesy Fox 11 NewsThree girls from New London High School in Wisconsin recently started a campaign to boost the spirits of their peers and get them to embrace themselves. Created by juniors Caitlin Schmidt, Cambria Fitzgerald and Jenna Mytton, the True Beauty Campaign began as an assignment for their enterprise marketing class and developed into much more.

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Their mission: to make all girls love their natural beauty instead of chasing some impossible standard of beauty. True Beauty’s most recent function was No Makeup Day, held at school on Nov. 15. Some 300 girls at New London pledged not to wear makeup for the entire day, and 100 boys pledged to support their efforts.

It was a schoolwide event, inspiring girls of all grades to let their natural beauty shine through. Girls were given stickers that said “Bare-Faced and Beautiful” and the boys were given stickers that said “I Dig Confidence.” They even sold T-shirts and bracelets to raise money for future events.

These girls have figured out what it means to be beautiful. Now, their confidence is inspiring the rest of the New London adolescent community.

How do you teach your children to embrace their natural beauty?

Photo: Courtesy Fox 11 News

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Nov 30, 2012 1:37AM
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It's nice that they're supporting a cause they believe in, but bare-faced does not always mean beautiful. What's wrong with trying to look prettier? They might as well promote natural odor - Stop using soaps and deodorants, girls! Be confident and embrace your natural scents!
Nov 30, 2012 1:36AM
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I truly am supportive of this.  Makeup is good for companies that sell their products and hope you will make them rich.
Nov 29, 2012 6:50PM
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The day after was known as "No Boyfriend Anymore Day"
Nov 29, 2012 12:21PM
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My niece who is 14 is being forced to wear makeup by her stepmom.  She's being told that she's not popular unless she wears it. Her step brother however is sticking up for her, and told his mom that yeah the popular ones with makeup will be the ones having sex next year too.  So tragic, my niece is beautiful and has a wonderful heart.
Nov 29, 2012 10:22AM
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"This is what I am, and this is what you will wake up to in the morning."  I am not a 'Made-Up bunch of colored chemicals I am Me!  Love me as I am or go find someone else.... 

 

"Hmmm, my face feels clean so maybe I'll carry this forward; AND I have more time for my Texting in the morning!"

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I live in Wisconsin and I've been to New London... make-up or not isn't going to help anybody there. Start with basic dental upkeep and we'll talk.
Nov 29, 2012 7:41AM
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forget makeup, work on the cloths.  if boys wore cloths like the girls do they would be arrested for exposure. 
Nov 29, 2012 7:34AM
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How dare these confident self asured young ladies take it upon themself to change the way things have always been done here in the great U.S. of A.,dont they realize how many third world ppl they will put out of jobs if this continues not to mention all the skinny models an cosmetic companies that will fold due to this insanity,STOP THIS before its too late,but thats just me bby...lol. 
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