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Be-YOU-tiful has hit the streets at USC

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Britney says she enjoys this week because it brings a sense of general beauty and not a certain type of beauty. Britney says she enjoys this week because it brings a sense of general beauty and not a certain type of beauty.
Brooke is very involved during BeYOUtiful week and enourages others to join in. Brooke is very involved during BeYOUtiful week and enourages others to join in.

By: George Copsis

The University of South Carolina advocates being comfortable in your own skin. A week is dedicated to "celebrating your body" and being happy with the way you are.

Many students are excited this event happens because they say it helps show students how proud they should be of their bodies.

"In high school I was really self conscious about a lot of things, like your body image and how everyone develops through high school, little things like that," said Brooke Rhodes.

 Brooke takes this week to appreciate her body and any other girl going through the dilemmas she went through. Her favorite day of the week is Monday, Postsecret day.

"Just because like you get to post something that you know wouldn't usually tell people and something that you don't really talk about to other people and you don't have to worry about being judged, or people thinking like oh my God she did that or she does this," said Brooke.

 This week has been dedicated to being yourself and being beautiful in your skin. The reasoning for advocating this week is because cases of eating disorders have been increasing since the 1950's.

The weight-loss industry brings in at least $55.4 billion in revenue each year and 95 percent of all dieters will regain their lost weight in 1 to 5 years.

These are just some of the reasons USC advocates to love your body and be proud in your own skin.

 Britney Murphy is another USC student who participates during this week. She thinks this week helps people embrace their own beauty and not a certain depiction of beautiful.

"Instead of what you see in the magazines and you know this picture perfect skinny girl. It helps everybody be known as beautiful, any size, any shape, any color, Britney says.

 Every day a different event is held.

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