A California high school has replaced its girls’ bathroom mirrors with signs of affirmation.
Instead of seeing themselves in the mirror every day as they tidy up for class, the female students at Laguna Hills High School will see signs with messages such as, “You are beautiful,” and “You are good enough.”
The 17-year-old student whose idea it was to make these posters, Sabrina Astle, said she “wanted to find a way to make a difference through our Kindness Club on campus. This is why I started making the posters in the first place.”
Chelsea Maxwell, the school’s activities director, decided to take those posters and put them up where the mirrors would be so the young students would get a boost of confidence at the bathroom every day.
“I felt that this would be a good time to hang the signs,” she said. “I put the signs in the bathroom the night before so students would see them throughout the next day.”
Mirrors often remind people of their facial flaws, temporary or long-term. High school girls’ bathroom mirrors are notoriously used for frequent hair and makeup checks. The signs, on the other hand, will tell the girls they don’t need mirror check-ups to look good.
“You are extraordinary!” reads one sign.
“You’re doing better than you think!” reads another.
Guess that kale salad is staying in your teeth until you get home tonight, kid.