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The Huckleberry Girls: International Day of The Girl

Posted: October 9, 2013 4:46 p.m.
Updated: October 9, 2013 4:46 p.m.
 

Editor’s note: This student column was submitted as part of a group project to commemorate Day of the Girl in the Santa Clarita Valley on Friday. The students from Huckleberry Learning Center have requested a proclamation from the city, and their art work has been featured on the national DayoftheGirl.org website.

Have you ever looked at an ad for mascara or lipstick and thought, “Wow, she looks hot! I wish I looked like that! Maybe if I buy that product, I will!”

I can tell you have. Here is a little secret: that makeup model is Photoshopped. It’s true. She doesn’t look like that. Nobody looks like that — unless you get plastic surgery or are an alien from Mars.

Okay. So there is this awesome day called International Day of the Girl. Why is it so amazing? It’s a day to remember that girls are on this whacked-up world too, and that we have needs and problems as well.

Things we face (and this may shock you) are child marriage, discrimination and being forbidden from attending school.

Okay, I don’t know about you, but I would die if I couldn’t read.

This year, Santa Clarita is having its first Day of the Girl! I know, awesome, right?

The thing is, we girls look at ads (remember from the beginning?) and think if we want to be pretty, we have to look like the alien in the ads.

So on the Day of the Girl, we ask that you go a day without makeup to help all these people see that girls look beautiful without the help of makeup.

You will be awesome if you join us in our struggle.

From the girls at Huckleberry Learning Center in Newhall: Kaela Dennert,
Azarea Ma’at-Ra, Belén Rivas, Amanda Surette.

 

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