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8th Grade Teacher Requests Period Products for Students, Her Community’s Response is Overwhelming

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Watch This Mom Listen to Her Daughter’s Heartbeat One Last Time. It’s So Powerful It Left These News Anchors in Tears

Taylor died in a tragic ski accident at 13, but her heart was donated to save the life of a mother in Phoenix. Watch as Taylor's mom listens to her daughter's heart for the last time.

“I Know Their Names”—School Resource Officer Warns Parents About Sex Trafficking & How Our Kids Are Being Groomed Online

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An Open Letter to Ex: ‘I’ve Finally Gotten My Confidence Back’

At the base of our greatest fears lies this one: “I am not good enough.” So many of our actions, reactions, and perceptions are born out of this lie that has plagued the human race since the beginning of time—especially girls. At these moments, we want to write an open letter to ex — and move on. But, it’s not always that simple.

We all hear the cliche “be unique,” “just be you,” and all that jazz, but honestly, when people pick out our flaws, it still cuts like a knife.

Brittaney Lynn Shane knows that all too well. Her boyfriend used to nitpick every little thing he could about her, calling her “ridiculous, tacky, and ugly”…and more. From the length of her hair to the size of her waist, she let him dictate who she was.

Even after she did all she could to please him, her boyfriend left her for a “prettier” girl. Brittaney blamed herself at first, but then something gave her a little perspective—and it is lighting up the Internet in the best way.

She decided to write an eye-opening letter to her boyfriend on Facebook, and it’s pretty darn amazing. Read the powerful words of her viral post here, along with the snapshots that tell her story:

“You always told me I didn’t look good with long hair and that you preferred girls with short hair.”

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“So I kept my hair cut above my shoulders at all times.”

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Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey Straeter
Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.

8th Grade Teacher Requests Period Products for Students, Her Community’s Response is Overwhelming

An eight grade teacher from Austin, Texas is overwhelmed by the generosity of her neighbors this week after receiving “well over 300 boxes” of period products for students who don’t have access to them.

Watch This Mom Listen to Her Daughter’s Heartbeat One Last Time. It’s So Powerful It Left These News Anchors in Tears

Taylor died in a tragic ski accident at 13, but her heart was donated to save the life of a mother in Phoenix. Watch as Taylor's mom listens to her daughter's heart for the last time.

“I Know Their Names”—School Resource Officer Warns Parents About Sex Trafficking & How Our Kids Are Being Groomed Online

A high school resource officer has spent years observing first-hand the ways our children are being groomed for sex trafficking online. It starts young, it's relentless, and it's happening right under our noses.