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A group of students at Schoolcraft Learning Community stand in the women's bathroom looking at the hundreds of sticky notes posted on the walls and ceiling of the room. Students anonymously wrote positive messages on the notes so whoever reads them will feel better about their bodies and images. Pioneer Photo/Anne Williams

Students spread positive messages by posting hundreds of notes in bathroom


The girls' bathroom at Schoolcraft Learning Community, a K-8 public school in Bemidji, has been given a major makeover, but not because of new stalls or fresh paint.

Hundreds of sticky notes in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes are posted on the walls, stalls, mirrors and even the ceiling in the bathroom. Each note has a phrase like "You are beautiful," "Beauty is not Photoshopped!" and "Smile! You deserve it!" written on it.

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