Rebel teens fight negativity

May 13, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Kansas City Star

Alex Arvanitakis, a senior at Blue Valley Northwest High School, says Rebel helped her rebel against unrealistic beauty standards driven by the media.

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I've always said you should be comfortable with who you are. there is only one of you so be the best you you can be :)
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"Rubber" is a similar org.., more flexible though.

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Great Job. I am glad her & the others at least understand they DON'T have to fall so easily into what the media wants.
Usually it is O.K. I won't care about what they want me to be ,BUT then easily conform to something else. often times even worse.
I like their message. I have a teenage daughter that is exploring a bt,but also doesn't like the glamour hype or forced thoughts ,so it is hard to show her just how fine a line this is.
I have many faceted issues with this. Because even though I am still a hippie & hold some strong ideals on human behavior, I am also very sober,putting me in a smaller group,a single male parents is another, It is very important during these yrs that teens see themselves in a very positive way.
I can see so far my positive attitude has been what keeps her highly motivated so far. Good job. Rick

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I LOVE this! The message of being positive and loving can never be spread too much.

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good job!

but the media has always pushed this unrealist views on what beauty is.
they haven't a clue either..

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good job!

but the media has always pushed this unrealist views on what beauty is.
they haven't a clue either..

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What a completely cool story! About when they stay after school use magic markers to put positive affirmations and things on the back of T-shirts, I've seen the same thing done on bare skin with body paint at certain events I've gone to. This is a really feel good story, thank you to whomever posted it!

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Dr Stinko wrote:
"Rubber" is a similar org.., more flexible though.
That would be a stretch.

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