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'So much more than a picture': Teens create 'Love Your Selfie' videos

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Seventy-eight percent of teen girls, ages 16-17, have negative thoughts about their appearance, according to the recent TODAY/AOL Body Image Survey. With that in mind, TODAY found three groups of teens working to change the way they see themselves: The Girl Scouts of the USA and Girls Inc., (both are partners with Dove in its self-esteem project, which has reached 13 million people) and REbeL, a grassroots organization started in Kansas in 2008. 

The girls were paired with filmmakers who are part of a mentoring program supported by Dove at the Sundance Institute. They were asked to create a 15-second public service announcement, telling us what "Love Your Selfie" means to them. All the girls’ spots will be featured as part of NBCUniversal’s award-winning “The More You Know” campaign across its digital platforms including, the NBC YouTube page under The More You Know playlist, Facebook, Google + and Pinterest. [Dove is sponsoring "Love Your Selfie" week on TODAY]

Take a look: 

REbeL. REbeL partnered with Sharon Liese, an Overland Park, Kan. filmmaker who created 2008's "High School Confidential" and was behind the latest Dove "Selfie" video.  

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New Jersey Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts were partnered with Jordana Mollick, a Los Angeles-based producer whose most recent movie, "Life Partners," premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. She is part of 2013-2014 Mentorship Program of the Sundance Institute - Women In Film Los Angeles Women Filmmakers Initiative, of which Dove is a supporter. 

Girls Inc. Girls Inc. was partnered with Marta Cunningham, a Los Angeles filmmaker. Cunningham's first feature length documentary, "Valentine Road," was part of the 2013’s Sundance Film Festival. Along with Mollick, Cunningham is also associated with the Dove-supported Sundance Institute mentorship program.

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