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Lilerse
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My dad just forwarded me this article - http://www.uchicago.edu/features/20100927_seventeen.shtml?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4ca4cd8e8f26ec14,0 - this young woman seems pretty amazing. Even more amazing is all the contributions other teens have made to fight media stereotypes since Jamie's blog.

All of these signs make me so happy: http://www.flickr.com/groups/heymainstreammedia/pool/

My favorite is probably "I'm more interested in exploring the world than Taylor Lautner's abs!" [Smile]

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This is the type of think I like to see!

In high school, as a freshman I dressed "fashionable", sophomore "Gothish", Junior "plain" and Senior however I wanted.

The way I behaved changed too. As a freshman I tried to act in a way that I thought would make other people happy. Sophomore, I avoided the "preppy" people. Junior, I kinda tried to be plain on purpose under the pressure of a "friend" and avoid just about everyone, and senior, I just decided to be myself.

And guess what? I was never "popular" in any of these years. But the year I made the most friends was senior, when I finally started dressing however I wanted to and being myself.

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I went through the exact same phases in the same years! Freaky.
And I'm glad we both came out of it being ourselves:)

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