FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (WTVD) — We’ve all seen writing on the walls in restrooms but at Fayetteville Academy, the message isn’t vandalism but optimism.
“Some people would say hurtful things about how I look,” said sixth-grader Jane March Riddle.
Jane’s mom got the artwork idea from a Facebook post. Knowing her daughter and others at the school struggled with bullying, she commissioned a family friend and local artist to help send a special message.”
Girls need to be empowered, they need to know they’re beautiful, but they also need to be nice and they need to be kind,” said artist Shari Link. “So when I chose the quotes, I didn’t want it all to be about looks and beauty.”
It’s a message that’s looking back at them whenever middle-schoolers see their reflection.
“I like how it’s right next to the mirror because you know, just makes you not care so much about your appearance and what you look like on the outside, but the person you are on the inside,” said Rachel Null, an eighth-grader at Fayetteville Academy. “Amazing, brave and strong.” read more