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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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Anjana p s

Our free being me journey started from the day when I, the company leader of our group, accidentally go through WAGGGS website. We are from a rural village in Kerala, India. Most of the girls in our village don’t show … Continued

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Tanner

We Bagan our Action on Body Confidence journey late in 2019 and had only one clause left to do when the pandemic struck. We were able to finish the badge in person recently, and are very happy to have completed … Continued

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Guides in Pakistan take over the radio!

When Riffat and her group completed the Action on Body Confidence programme, they had a brilliant idea for their Action Project. We interviewed the troop from Quetta, Baluchistan to find out more…   1) What was the aim of your … Continued

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VIVIAN

I try to write a letter to a woman magazine to convince them about the story of the low self-confidence and ask them to notice the story like this. I learned to stand out and defend ourselves and we actually … Continued

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Faith

As I was growing up, people used to make fun of me, I used to get intimidated, and I was so uncomfortable. It became a challenge to me because I could not pass anywhere without anyone making a comment about … Continued

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Hayley

Our Ranger Unit has been working on the Action on Body Confidence programme. As a Unit we choose to make a difference by writing positive messages for people to see when they are trying on clothes at local clothing stores. … Continued

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Thankful for Free Being Me

My name is Amina Asghar. I am a student in the 7th grade in Hafizabad, Pakistan. I have been disabled since birth which means I am unable to fully participate at school and extra-curricular activities. In my daily life I … Continued

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Guides in SA hold body confidence photo shoot

Group Leader Segomotso and her guiding group, The Kgato Girl Guides Unit, took part in the Action on Body Confidence programme by holding activities including a swim suit photoshoot to celebrate body diversity… We asked Segomotso to tell us more … Continued

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Amy

“Go around the world and ask for happiness-and when you come back-give all the happiness you have inside.” “You really are beautiful.” “You can smile about who you are.” These were some of the word “bubble” quotes that our girls … Continued

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Joakim

Everybody should feel confident playing sport #FreeBeingMe #jagärscout

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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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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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