Girls get plenty of labels thrown at them, a practice so ingrained they often slap them on themselves, as in the disturbing “Am I Pretty or Ugly?” trend. One teen group leader decided to test out the power of more positive words and made this video that shows the impact of telling girls what their friends really thought of them: “Strong!” “Steadfast!” “Radiates happiness!” And guess what happened...?

P.S. Even we adults can stand to be reminded of the power of positive words—particularly when they’re said to you.


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