St Joseph’s School

“Great information – engaging video clips – current topics  – appropriately pitched for age and school – material made real with personal anecdotes – thank you.”

Maria Lynne 
St Joseph’s Catholic School
Levin

The students wrote down a mix of what they thought of the talk and what they will do/not do differently:

[The talk] was telling us that no matter what size, we’re still great no matter what…it doesn’t matter what others think of you, just be yourself – be confident!

‘The one thing I will be, after being present at the Pretty Smart Talk, is to not believing in every single thing I see online and not to be so impressed by models or famous people.’

‘One thing I would do differently is to not always follow what is popular like what is the new trend just do what makes you feel good about yourself.’

‘I liked pretty smart because it makes people understand that their beautiful no matter what.’

‘One thing I will do is to never photoshop any of my photos and be confident with who I really am.’

‘One thing I will do different is to be careful on the internet especially instagram, facebook etc and not change the way I look well I don’t need to because you know I’m like the prettiest person in the world.’

I really liked the pretty smart talk because It made me except myself for who I am. it doesn’t matter what other people say about me, because we are all unique in and different in our own way. It also showed me that you should be happy for who you are.’ 

‘One thing I will do different is to be careful in what I post on social media and not to be so impressed by what models look like because they are probably photoshopped.’

‘I really liked the pretty smart talk because It made me except myself for who I am. it doesn’t matter what other people say about me, because we are all unique in and different in our own way. It also showed me that you should be happy for who you are.’

‘One thing I will change is that I will try to be more honest online, while still not giving away too much personal information away, and not to photoshop/facetune any of my pictures when I feel more confident in posting pictures.’

‘One question I have is why do people have a ‘perfect’ vision of what a woman should look like? And why do they think that in order for a woman to be pretty they all need to have the same face shape/body shape and hair colour to be considered pretty?’

 

Author: Angela Maree Barnett

Fitful writer. Over Enthusiastic Dancer. Shame Buster. Amy Schumer Stalker.