Author Archives: WAGGGS

My Body Shaming Experience

Tosan, a young woman from Nigeria tells us about her battles with her appearance and how Free Being Me boosted her self-confidence: I was body shamed as a child. My biggest embarrassment was my lip size. My family, relatives, and … Continued

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Giving girls confidence in Ireland

Helen Hartnett is a Brownie and Guide leader in the Kildare area, Ireland and has successfully delivered the Free Being Me programme to girls aged 7 to 10 and 11 to 14. She talks about her experience as a mother … Continued

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Who Am I? A poem from Nigeria

In June 2015, the Nigerian Girl Guides held its first national Action on Body Confidence training event. Inspired by the experience, Abule Baranimiegha, a 29 year old leader from Bayelsa state shared her thoughts in a poem:   WHO AM I? … Continued

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Mozambique challenges the Image Myth

23 young women from around Mozambique participated in a two day Free Being Me training in Maputo from 13- 14 May. Participants received the training with enthusiasm and explored the key concepts needed to deliver Free Being Me throughout Mozambique … Continued

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Action on Body Confidence Training DAY 2

From 4-6 May 2018 Action on Body Confidence training brought 42 participants from 15 countries together in Nairobi, planting the seed for participants to launch ABC in their Member Organisations. The Owl Patrol reflects on their experience of DAY 2: … Continued

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Brazil takes action!

On 24 and 25 February 2018 the National Executive Council and International Team took part in a national Action on Body Confidence training. 21 representatives from all over Brazil attended to then roll out the programme in their regions. Federação … Continued

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Confidence = Beauty in New Zealand!

GirlGuiding New Zealand’s recent survey of 4000 Kiwi girls showed almost half of 16-year-old’s felt pressure to look good. The Free Being Me Programme has helped GirlGuiding NZ to educate young woman about some of the image myths surrounding the … Continued

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Jamboree17- Love, confidence & respect!

Spreading the Free Being Me message to Guides, Scouts and even the King of Sweden! Scouterna reflects on their experience of including Free Being Me in their National Jamboree:   From 5- 12 August 2017, 11,000 participants from 20 countries in … Continued

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