There is a new movement at a Texas high school that I just really want to applaud: Teen girls going to school WITHOUT makeup!
“Samantha Gibbs said the group was inspired by Operation Beautiful, a website that stresses self-confidence for women and girls.”
“Gibbs said, ‘We wanted to do something like that at our school and makeup is just one way for us to make girls feel like they are beautiful, and to shake that image that everyone sees, and know that you, yourself, are really beautiful.’ ”
“But how did the movement catch on at their school?”
“Nina Smith, who has worn makeup since age 13, said, ‘The first time, it was just a few of us girls, and it was probably about the size of the girls here that were just — we came to school the first time with no makeup, people asked us, ‘What are you doing? You know, that’s so weird to see you without makeup on.’ And just, as it’s been going and progressing and growing bigger, it’s not even that big of a deal anymore. I