You Are Beautiful, The Movement

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Encouragement. People giving people a positive nugget to hold onto. Let’s face it, we don’t always feel good about ourselves, our success, or lack there of. Sometimes it’s nice to be nice. Sometimes its good to feel loved.

Ten years ago, Matthew Hoffman printed off 100 stickers that read “You Are Beautiful.” He handed them out to friends and colleagues spreading positive vibes that people found to be inspiring, hopeful and infectious. The phrase has popped up all over the place in Chicago with installations on billboards, next to graffiti street art, as official signs fixed to buildings, and as flashy lawn ornaments. His gift of encouragement reminds us to be proud of who we are while experiencing the universal blessing of passing it on.

Now, on the 10th birthday of this beautiful movement over 500,000 stickers have been printed. Many have jumped on the band wagon putting this phrase in circulation as its popularity continues to grow. Through Kickstarter, they aim to create a book in celebration featuring all the many faces of “You Are Beautiful.” Hurry support ends today!

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Allison Parker is a proud stay at home mom maintaining a full schedule kissing boo boos and passing out hugs just because. Her days many times are spent between the garden and the kitchen. From a journey of learning whole food eating habits, she’s taken on the challenges of baking bread, muffins and cakes from scratch and filling the cellar shelves with scores of her own canned goods each year. Writing is one of those things she does because its part of who she is. That and it’s a nice break from the never ending work that comes with raising a family.

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