Rebel teens fight negativity

Rebel teens fight negativity

There are 8 comments on the The Kansas City Star story from May 13, 2013, titled Rebel teens fight negativity. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

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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#1 May 13, 2013
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 :)
Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#2 May 13, 2013
"Rubber" is a similar org.., more flexible though.

“Hippie Single DAD, vet, Honest”

Level 6

Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#3 May 13, 2013
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

“you're not the boss of me!”

Since: Jan 08

the road less traveled.....

#4 May 14, 2013
I LOVE this! The message of being positive and loving can never be spread too much.

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#5 May 14, 2013
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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#6 May 14, 2013
good job!

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

Since: Apr 13

Scappoose, Oregon USA

#7 May 14, 2013
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!

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#8 May 14, 2013
Dr Stinko wrote:
"Rubber" is a similar org.., more flexible though.
That would be a stretch.

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