“It really just took my breath away,” Shannen says. “I was having some feelings of self-doubt at the event, [and] wondering if I was doing a good job as a leader.”
She took a bathroom break with her elementary-aged Girl Scouts and says the signs were just the encouragement that her and the girls desperately needed to be reminded of.
“It was exactly what I needed in that moment. I walked out feeling so much better than when I walked in, feeling that I am capable and I am doing a good job.”
Shannen says it also gave her hope for the confidence that shapes those girls’ futures.
Self-love is more likely to come from a boost in confidence than a reflection in a mirror. The high school senior has spread positivity and changed the way girls in her school look at themselves.
“The signs have helped people remember that everyone is beautiful, everyone is important, everyone is good enough and everyone should be treated equally. I did this because I am passionate about the fact that everyone is important and everyone needs to be cared for.”
As stated by Sabrina’s proud grandmother, Shanna Stirland Simmons, their beautiful granddaughter is making headlines across the country with her “heartfelt love and concern [for] fellow students”:
We love you for it and all the other positive things you are doing at home, at school, at play! Jesus’ teenage ‘sunbeam’ at work!