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    This Awesome Teenage Girl Turned Body-Shaming Graffiti Into A Message Of Empowerment

    Carleigh O'Connell turned bullying into a powerful expression of self-love.

    Meet Carleigh O'Connell.

    The 15-year-old Wall, N.J., resident found out that someone had spray-painted lewd graffiti about her body at a local hangout.

    But rather than feel ashamed or upset, Carleigh took control of the situation.

    "I gave it some thought," she said, "and realized it wasn't that big of a deal to me. I didn't give them the power they wanted. I wanted to show whoever wrote this that I was better than that."

    Carleigh's message to other girls who are being body shamed? "Be strong."