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Paige, one of our Teen Identity team members, shares her ideas about an ideal world for teen girls, her values, her memories and how she chooses friends… the results may surprise you… inspire you.
More images and stories coming over the next few weeks from our latest Teen Identity team photo shoot… where we empower and inspire girls to unleash their true beauty, find their voice, and change their world… forever.
IN HER OWN WORDS
What My Ideal World Looks Like
I definitely think girls deserve a lot more respect. Girls are just treated as objects. I can’t stand how in today’s society girls are judged solely on appearance. It’s about how fashionable their clothes are, how big their boobs are, how skinny they are, or how much makeup they can apply.
I almost wish make up was never invented and there weren’t nearly as many styles of clothes as they are today.
I wish girls would be “judged” based off of their personality…
and the things that they have total control over.
Who cares what we look like? We didn’t choose our appearance or what clothes/make up we can afford, but we do choose how we treat others and how we respond to things.
How I Choose My Friends
In high school I would say most teens pick their friends based on almost only good looks and popularity. I think I’m like the complete opposite… For some reason I’m always drawn to the kids in class that don’t have a lot of friends and don’t have the nicest outfits on.
People always say my friends are “weird.”
And I totally agree.
But I like people who are different and don’t get all caught up in high school. I like when they are not afraid to be their own person and don’t care what others think. I like girls that aren’t judgmental and aren’t constantly worrying about what they’re wearing or what others think about how they act. I think those are the people that get the most out of life. I can honestly have fun with them and not worry about getting embarrassed in front of them.
My Photo Shoot Prep
I spent a while getting all “glamoured up” for the photo shoot. I hardly ever dress up or do my hair anymore so it’s nice to sometimes spend a little time getting dressed up. I had my mom curl my hair right before we left and I put on my make up. I didn’t really practice posing, but I knew I wanted lots of pictures with big smiles!
Pictures of people smiling and laughing are my favorite.
What I Value
I value God most. I’ve figured out that this whole world is about Him, and He is the only reason we are here. I think people get so caught up in this world that we are missing what life we really is… We are each here for a purpose and that purpose can be found through God.
I can’t wait to get out of school and live my purpose.
My Favorite Photo Shoot Memories
I loved getting to help out with timing and holding the fan lol I like helping with behind the scenes stuff. But I really liked getting individual pictures of just me. I felt awesome being all dressed up and knowing you can take awesome pictures! I also liked getting to talk with the girls upstairs. It was nice getting to know more about them and just spending time hanging out together! They’re all so nice!