Seniors wrote messages of the importance of inner beauty and faith over appearance.
Shortly after school began last month, seniors at Trinity Academy in Kansas covered the mirrors of the girls’ restroom to let their fellow students know that their faith is more important than their appearance.
The girls wrote inspirational messages, bible passages of inner beauty along with fun commercial sayings such as “People are like Oreos… the good stuff is on the inside.”
High school girls in Kansas paper'd over their bathroom mirror to send a group message about self-worth http://t.co/LOcyMFFX2r
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Great response followed with photos posted on Facebook. However, a tipster on Jezebel wrote:
“It feels to me like they’re papering over the mirror because they can’t go all out and ask the girls to wear paper bags themselves,” the anonymous tipster wrote to the site. “Believe me, I grew up in this culture, and being told ‘your beauty should not come from outward adornment!!!’ just sounds like MORE exhausting shaming and policing.”
In a Facebook message to The Huffington Post, Headmaster Matt Brewer said “They really wanted to share God’s truth with their younger classmates.”
Senior Hannah Hancock told KWCH, “Especially as freshmen and sophomores, you’re trying to find your identity and who you are and we want them to find their identity in God and in Christ and not in a mirror and not what their outward appearance looks like.”
Jordan Melugin, a senior at Trinity Academy pleaded ”I really hope that people will see this and see that there are girls out there who are encouraging other girls to just be who they are.”