Our mission is to provide a simplistic approach to a complicated problem: turn it around. In providing positive affirmations for negative thoughts through photographic expression, individuals will be able to gain a newfound sense of self. Through a public confession of fears and a public commitment to change, participants are empowered to craft a new narrative.
HOW IT WORKS
The tenets of our mental health initiative are bracingly simple: individuals have the negative thought
they believe inhibits them written onto their backs. They then turn around and have the corresponding positive thought written on their fronts. These dialectic ‘turn it around’ statements are brought forth through daylong peer-to- peer round-table sessions administered by our group.
Founder Abbe Dembowitz transferred to Pace University in 2014
after struggling with severe self-esteem issues and a crippling
fear of imperfection. After turning her own life around, Abbe
sought to make a change in the lives of others.
The Turn It Around Project was an idea hatched
from her knowledge of the generation's
response to social media and her method of
improving her own thoughts: turning them around.
She hopes to help others the way she has been
helped and allow for a community in action,
reminding people that they are never alone and
that strength can always be found from within.