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SGA launches 'Random Acts of Beautiful' initiative

October 23, 2013

Stephens’ Student Government Association has launched a Random Acts of Beautiful initiative to help students see themselves as the unique, talented women they are.

During lunchtime yesterday, SGA members were stationed at Stamper Commons handing out free buttons with messages such as “I am beautiful,” “I am important” and “I am a star.”

The campaign began after Sophomore Brianna Jackson approached Stephens President Dianne Lynch. A friend back home had committed suicide, and Jackson said she wanted a way to give her friends and classmates at Stephens a morale boost that coincided with National Depression Screening Day earlier this month.

Lynch suggested Jackson and SGA launch a campaign to encourage their peers to view themselves in a more accurate and positive light.

In the coming weeks, students can expect to see those messages on bulletin boards and mirrors across campus. One flyer will include tear-off tabs reminding students they are beautiful, and mirror messages will tell students: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder—and those eyes belong to you.”

Lynch will also address the topics during a Vespers service at 9 p.m. tonight, SGA President Effie Franks said.

“We plan to keep this going for a little while,” she said.

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