Voices – Every Girl (archive)

Below are a few of the hundreds of voices we can get from amazing girls all across the country.

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I an 15 and the PSA from 4 Every Girl is the first thing in the media that has ever made me feel GOOD about myself. It made me feel proud to be a woman. And not just any woman, but me. The me that ISN'T PERFECT. It inspired me to be exactly who i am, no matter what opinions, body, or beauty I possess.

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I know you don't like to be judged, talked about, but its life. Let people talk! Be yourself and feel beautiful. No matter what someone says. No ones perfect. Everyone has flaws, so live with them and move on. Life’s to short to care what others think! No everyone doesn't have a perfect body, no everyone isn't pimple free & etc. But who cares? Really. After people talk about you, don't be physical to yourself or anyone else. Put your head and keep smiling! To show them that they didn't get to you. Be confident. Chase your dreams no matter how hard they get or how long they take. Life’s too precious to let someone hurt you, talk bad about you or make you feel bad, or make you feel like you can't do something. They sky is the limit. Let’s live it ladies. Now, smile while you still have teeth and if you don't have teeth, show your gums! (:

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I love this site!!!! It gives me confidence I don't usually have! Ido agree 100% with this site! I just didn't expect that someone would listen... Now I'm thankful I come here everyday and I'm glad to be apart of this Wonderful thing. I want to share with the world about this because it's that amazing. It gives girls confidence and determination we don't have sometimes. I know it's a small thing that seems so unimportant but to this one girl it's one of the best websites ever! To a girl who thinks low of herself a lot this helps me a lot

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You're beautiful, you're strong, and you're good enough. I know media influences a lot of things that we say or do and that needs to change. The value of girls has really gotten low sadly and to some guys we're only seen as something sexual. You're intelligent don't hide it. Be proud of who you are and what you do. Make a difference in some way, it can inspire someone a lot. Something small goes a long way. I never want to see anyone suffer feeling as if they're not good enough pretty enough or anything else. Beauty isn't just external it's internal, your heart truly matters. Nothing else. I know pressure is tough especially if it's a guy or a whole group. Others say it's easy to say no, but sometimes it isn't. If things aren't going well, they will be. You have to believe it, point something positive out about your day everyday. Write hello gorgeous on your mirror and believe in yourself. You. Are. Beautiful. You. Are. Worth. It. Stay strong, it can't rain forever.

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I'm in elementry 5th grade about to be in sixth and I get real depressed because i get talked about i get called out of my name i get called names like white and stupid and i dont like to be called things like that i hate it

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I believe that a what makes someone beautiful is not their looks. They don't have to have the sleekest hair, the brightest eyes, the straightest teeth, or the most graceful walk. It doesn't matter what you look like, it matters how you act. Sure, you can be gorgeous on the outside, but a cruel and unkind person inside. Or, you can be plain on the outside, and have kind and caring and loving heart. To me, that is what being beautiful means.

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I saw this site in the commercial on television. I'm 15 years old . Live in a small city but ok. Last year was one of my biggest and yet awful year I was told that I had meningitis which is an infection in the brain. I felt that my world was going to end I couldn't walk, talk think . When I got better I gain a lot of weight and I felt depressed. I lost friends my school work came down. One day I started to think this I not my fought and I am who I am. I am a girl and I don't have to listen to friends or people that made fun of me. No I'm strong. I made it through a illness that many people couldn't or can't . I think that every one is strong and can to it every single day. 

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Middle school is a pretty rough time for everyone, especially when your body seems to be revolting against you. When I hit 13, my chest went from a size B to D in 2 months. The "popular" girl at my school was skinny and flat as Kansas, so she made it her personal mission to spread rumors about how promiscuous I, and others with large breasts, were even though we were just getting our first kisses. Some of us even got called into the school office in regard to these rumors. This reputation followed us to high school, I grew into a DD, and I spent those next 4 years thinking that all anyone saw me as was this big breasted, blonde bimbo instead of the AP student who liked to read that I really was. It was my first year of college when I finally realized the reason for those rumors: jealousy. This girl wanted me to feel bad about my body, so she could feel better about her own probably because the media had made her feel inferior with their so called "role models". Eleanor Roosevelt, who I consider a true role model, said, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." It's a freeing moment when you realize the truth of that statement and come to terms with the fact you are who you are. You will never escape the "mean girl." It won't always be the same person, but she'll always be around (even in the nursing home). However, being at peace with your body will make her ineffective and make you happy. It's YOUR body; you should love and respect it with proper treatment, and never feel inferior because you lack a little or have a little extra.

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When I first saw the commercial for this campaign, I was brought to tears of joy. Someone finally is standing up for the problems I face everyday. I have braces and they really don't help with the whole 'body image' thing. I compare myself to a girl that is in my school. She gets asked out practically everyday and she likes the same guy as me. I figure what's the point since I always thought she was a billion times more gorgeous than me. I give advice to some friends because they feel horrible like me, and I wish that I had someone like that. But I don't and I never did. But this website is that comforting voice for me. It has helped me realize that God made me to be me, not someone else, not someone fake. I should feel worthy because I am me, I should feel proud that I am not someone fake! This website is amazing for me, it is my comforting voice, like I said earlier I am so thankful for the person that made this website!

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I took the pledge and I agree with everything it says. Girls, I am 12 and I want to be filled with integrity. You are better than making bad choices that you will later regret. I want you to make a pledge and become an integrity-filled-person. Be who you want to be, and I promise that if you do what is right, you will be you. Stand up for what you believe in and believe that GOD has made you a beautiful girl for a reason!

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I came to this site because I agree with it...I believe that girls are worth so much MORE than their bodies and looks. I also came here because I am also a victim of mental bullying. My whole life people have said that I am not pretty or that I'm never going to be like this girl. It has been hard to carry on in life. But I am lucky to have my family there for me and so are others who experience this. I believe I WILL prove people wrong and so them how worthless good looks can be.

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I want to be an actress, you can do anything ! People shouldn't be judged on their looks, or what they wear or whatever! Small hands make a big difference, you can do anything you set your mind to, who cares what other people think?!?! Anyone and everyone is beautiful in their own special, amazing way! Your beautiful, everyone is you have a personality, a great one- which everyone has! one day, you'll do something special and amazing, just wait and see!

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I am so grateful that this site exists. As a woman in Christ, I love spreading the message of what true beauty really means. The message that God created us in His image and He doesn't make mistakes! That we are unique and different for a reason, not ugly and worthless like media makes girls everywhere view themselves. At a young age, I was diagnosed with a severe case of Scoliosis. As I got older, my Scoliosis got worse. As the curves in my spine progressed, it no longer remained an "invisible" disorder. My shoulders became uneven, my hips became uneven, and my rib cage was visible on the right side more than the left side. I was bullied in school, I never really felt pretty, and I never had the "perfect" body the media claims all girls should have. To this day, I still don't have an ideal body image, but I'm me. I'm healthy, I'm happy, and my spine is still curved, but I'm no longer self-conscious about it. We aren't created to feel bad about ourselves and I came to the realization that God created me the way I am for a reason. I may not know exactly what that reason is, but I'm content with who I am. Now, my goal is to help spread the message that everyone is truly beautiful the way they are. Media's perspective on beauty is so altered and seriously needs to be addressed. Every girl and woman deserves to feel beautiful and see themselves the way God created them!

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Over the past year in school, I've been experiencing things that make me really upset, actually to the point where I want to cry. You know, stuff like fashion, popularity, FRIENDS, that's the three biggies, but there's plenty more. In the fashion world, [at least at my school] one group of girls is totally hooked on zebra print, the other, leopard print, and they act like mortal enemies, ALL the time! The same two groups used to be pretty good friends, but then, they just turned their backs on each other, and then I found out why. There is one girl at my school who establishes a trust, then switching from one group to the other, she sort of likes one group, hates the other, then hates that group, likes the other, and they fall for it! I'm just lost somewhere with her trying to recruit me. Sometimes I start to feel lonely, because all the friends that I had, joined the "cool crowd". And even though it might seem easier to go along with them right now, I know deep down that I should follow, trust, and obey the person I was made to be, that is how I know I am doing the right thing, and not settling for less than I am. And, come to think of it, it's not really TOO hard to just play with my sister at snack and lunch, besides SHE is my best friend.

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You're doing a wonderful thing. I wish I found you guys earlier in life through high school, though I am only 19, I have found a way to be happy with Myself as MYSELF. I have Elhers- Danlos Syndrome and I look noticeably different. Either my dreadlocks were ugly, or the way my legs went outward when I walk was funny and weird from my connective tissue disorder. My fingers were to long and skinny and my face wasn't AS pretty as the girls next to me. Always made fun of and stared at. But then I decided that I was beautiful in MY way looking into the mirror. Who said I NEEDED to look like other girls. When I was made to look like me. After that realization I have never been more happy with myself. And I realized that everyone is beautiful. But sometimes beauty is different in everyone. Thank you for what you are doing. Thank you so much.

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