Best Self: Teens Attend Self Empowerment Event

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DALLAS, TX- How many times have we seen it before? A young girl's self-esteem influenced by the tube and the gram; their idea of 'beauty' defined by the media.

That's why the Dallas Women's Foundation has stepped in to change the face of the selfie.

“I really wanted to bring our girls out here today so they can learn what it means to be a young women and see positive examples of young women in their community,” middle school counselor, Yaminco Varner explained.

Teen girls gathered at the annual ‘Gender in Media' event on Sunday for encouraging words by a long list of female role-models.

The message? Change the stereotypes and reinforce the idea that a young girl's self- image is about talent, goals, and dreams, rather than her looks.

“I feel like some people try to bring girls down telling them they can't do this and they can't do that, but they really need to believe in themselves,” Anahy Salsedo said.

#BestSelf inspired these girls like Anahy to seek out their best qualities and throw out society's perception of beauty standards.

Hey! If you ask us ... Those are the best kinds of selfies.