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‘Recognize the beauty’: Powerful video of boys saying affirmations in mirror puts NY students in spotlight

  • February 15, 2023

By Amanda Lee Myers|Feb. 15, 2023

Boy after boy walks up to a mirror. Some are confident, some seem shy, and many grin as they do a simple act of self-love: Looking in the mirror and saying what they like most about themselves. “One thing I love about myself is I have the ability to do anything,” one says. “One thing I like about myself is I’m a great listener,” says another boy. It’s a video made powerful by its simplicity and purity, and one drawing attention to the Uncommon Schools NYC teacher who posted it.

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