A California high school in an affluent neighborhood has removed all the mirrors from the girls' bathroom and replaced them with signs of positive affirmation instead.
Laguna Hills High School made the move after a student belonging to the "Kindness Club" proposed the idea as a way to encourage unity. Seventeen-year-old Sabrina Astle told ABC News that she "wanted to find a way to make a difference" through the Kindness Club on campus.
"This is why I started making the posters in the first place," Astle said.
Somewhere along the way, the decision was made to not only hang the posters in the bathroom, but get rid of the mirrors altogether. The school held a "What If Week" that was meant to bring the students together. Astle explained, "Each day has a specific message. The message for Thursday, March 23, 2017, was 'What if we showed more love?'"
"I felt that this would be a good time to hang the signs. I put the signs in the bathroom the night before so students would see them throughout the next day," Astle said.
Several questions may come to mind, including but not limited to: do mirrors still exist in the boys' bathroom? What should a female student do if she has food in her teeth? What about all of the obvious reasons to use a mirror that don't involve vanity?
It appears the message of positivity and acceptance supersedes any of these logical questions, as the school's activities director Chelsea Maxwell claimed the response was so positive that they decided to leave the signs up indefinitely. It is unclear why the signs could not be displayed around the mirror, or why they had to appear in the bathroom in place of the mirror as opposed to any of the other rooms in the school.
Astle added, "The signs have helped people remember that everyone is beautiful, everyone is important, everyone is good enough and everyone should be treated equally. I did this because I am passionate about the fact that everyone is important and everyone needs to be cared for."
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