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Who Am I? A poem from Nigeria

In June 2018, 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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Ekat

Free Being Me was held on March 2019 in DIET Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India India. 25 Scouter and 25 Guider participated in the session. The participants shared theirs stories with confidence. The Free Being Me program has helped to increase young … Continued

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Marianne

We started to look at Action on Body Confidence as our Guides are reaching an age where body confidence starts to become an issue. “We talked about how it is fine to be yourself, and you are beautiful the way … 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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Mihoko

FBM Program was held on 10-11 February 2019 in Fukuoka , Japan. 36 Junior Girl Scouts participated the sessions and enjoyed them.

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Girl Scouts of Japan, Shimane

41 senior scouts and 4 ranger scouts from the Chugoku area and Shikoku area gathered in Shimane on September 16-18 to participate in sessions of Free Being Me. They learnt how images of ideal women, like models and actresses, are … Continued

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Action Project planning at Ranger camp, Japan

Girl Scouts of Japan was held the national ranger camp from 5th to 8th of August inTogakushi Girl Scout center. This camp theme was “Free being me”.We discussed “Image Myth”and realized inner beauty. 29 ranger scouts divided into four group … Continued

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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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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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