Monday Notes – August 3, 2015

by Caitlin on August 3, 2015

Post-It Phrase of the Day:  "Always accept and feel comfortable with your flaws, that way no one can ever use them against you."

Post a note, take a picture, and e-mail it to Caitlin at [email protected].  Every note we receive goes up on the site!

Anonymous wrote, "I’m 18 years old, and this post it I found in a book at Barnes in Noble in Cary, NC, really touched me. I have been slowly slipping back into my eating disorder but this really caught my eye and now I am making sure I carry around everywhere! Thank you whoever put this note in this book!"

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Kira posted these notes:

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Melanie wrote, “I am a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco and since all the kids are on break right now, I went down south to a fellow volunteer’s site and worked at a girls empowerment camp that she coordinated with a local association of Moroccan volunteers, called GLOW (which stands for, ‘Girls Leading Our World.’) The GLOW camp targeted girls ages 13-18 from local area villages and promotes the idea of leadership and development among them. The whole ‘pursue your dreams’ kind of idea.  We had about 43 girls total attend and spent the week singing, dancing, field tripping to nearby lake, playing games, and attending workshops. Peace Corps volunteers led workshops on gender roles, self-esteem, rape, women’s rights, women’s health, self-defense, belly dancing, goal setting, and henna. I led a workshop on beauty, which despite the fact that I had to deliver the workshop in mostly Moroccan Arabic (which is hard!) it went really well. We had some fun activities, discussion, and culminated the workshop with homemade beauty masks!  Afterwards, another volunteer came up with the idea of having the girls write down all the reasons they were beautiful and their friends were beautiful.”

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Veronica sent in this image. Love it.

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Molly posted all of these BEAUTIFUL NOTES in a bunch of library books – what a smart idea!  She’s awesome!

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The new Operation Beautiful book is NOW AVAILABLE! Operation Beautiful: One Note at a Time is targeted to 8 – 14 year old girls and addresses topics like friendships, bullying, love, life, puberty, parents, finding a passion, and healthy living.  You can read a preview chapter here.  If you’re an older teen or adult, check out the original Operation Beautiful book!

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