GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD)- Now more than ever, our kids are facing negativity and issues with self-love and acceptance, body image, anxiety, concerns about what others think and a slew of other difficulties. Maranda’s Beautiful U 2023, which occurred on Tuesday, May 25, empowered 7th and 8th-grade students by focusing on beauty, kindness, respect, positivity and compassion. Back in person this year at Mary Free Bed YMCA, 150 middle school girls felt empowered, uplifted and had fun!