Two Teens Are Redefining Beauty One White Board At A Time — And It's Incredible

There's more than one way to be beautiful.

When two 16-year-olds started to notice that the media only portrayed one type of beauty, the appearance kind, they knew they had to do something. 

So the two Ithaca teens, Marlena Doerr and Ilana Wallenstein, created the "The Honest Beauty Project" to redefine beauty. 

"The media told us and everyone we cared about that outward beauty is the most important thing, and that we will never be good enough," they say in their project's video. "The media tells us that there is one way to be beautiful and that is directly tied to how you look."

Unsatisfied with this notion, Doerr and Wallenstein decided to counter these limitations with their project and asked people to use a white board to display what actually makes them beautiful — from being kind to just being alive. They created a Facebook page to compile the photos they receive. So far, the page has over 6,000 likes

"Everyone has a reason why they are beautful that goes beyond their outward appearance," they say.

 What's yours?

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