Hannah mentioned that amongst her school group there was an email going back and forth about whether Year 7 girls should be allowed to wear make-up.
She wanted to know how to mute the conversation as there were a large number of girls engaging in the email dialogue and all were using the reply to all button. She's not in the slightest bit interested in wearing make-up or in having a conversation about it.
Well the great news is that in Gmail it is possible to mute a conversation so you're not bothered by reply to all on a subject that isn't of interest.
But it got me thinking, and researching, make-up for teenage girls and women.
It turns out that make-up can make someone feel better about themselves. The kicker though is that those wearing make-up generally have lower self esteem than those that don't.
I think the best place to be is to be comfortable without the mask. Far better to work on the self esteem problem than to cover it up with make-up.
I don't need to provide Hannah with this advice but I hope she retains her positive attitude and never feels she needs make-up.