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    Posted July 25, 2014 by
    rgwdean
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    Gilbert, Arizona

    Project Turn it Around

     

    The conception of Project Turn it Around and it's impact thus far:

     

    In an age of selfies and self interest,  I've launched an international movement called "Project Turn it Around" which can be found at: www.facebook.com/projectturnitaround

     

    After becoming increasingly concerned about the overwhelming "selfie" trend, my project partner and I got to talking about how unhappy the selfie craze is making people, especially our teenage girls who post picture after picture, deleting the ones that don't receive enough "likes".
    From digital beauty contests to cyber-bullying and even suicide, the news has begun to cover this alarming trend and we decided to get on board  by implementing our project.

     

    We challenge people to turn their cameras around and find interest and intrigue in the world around them, hence taking the focus off of "self" and turning it toward the interesting world in which we all share. We're encouraging self-pride and fulfillment through service to others, volunteerism and getting to know one another on a deeper level, leaving superficial pretenses out of it!

     

    The response has been amazing. We have a very active Instagram page as well as over 2k followers on Facebook. We donated .25 cents to the "Endangered Bodies" charity for every picture shared last week and this week we have a cell phone photo challenge.

     

    We'd love to share our movement with others.

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