One of the most powerful ways to build high self-esteem in others is by recognizing exactly what makes them so unique. The importance of believing in oneself from an early age, is mentally healthy, strengthens confidence and opens up an array of possibilities for that person to help them be great citizens of the world.
In the words of Oprah Winphrey, one of our world’s most influential, powerful leaders, “Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.”
For my youth photo workshop, I conducted an educational and fun light painting exercise with “AC Youth Exposure” to send out a message of self-love to help inspire the community. The mentees came up with a word that they felt best described themselves or something they want to do – drew their words in the air while I photographed them.
Thank you ACYE team and mentees for making this such a successful event!