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Our first Action on Body Confidence workshop

Through taking part in fun and interactive activities in the Free Being Me programme, children and young people learn that body confidence and self-esteem comes from valuing their bodies, standing up to social pressures, and supporting others to be more … 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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Michelle

Girl Scouts Troop 8392 of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin earned their Free Being Me badge at a 2 day camp at the beginning of September and are now working to spread the word about body confidence and self esteem in their … Continued

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Erin

My Guide unit did the Free Being Me badge 2 years ago on a camp. I really liked the ideas. In my work as a youth pastor I noticed that the girls were lacking in self esteem so decided to … Continued

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Thashvinaa

I have taken part in the Action on Body Confidence program organised in my country, Malaysia. I had to create change among teenagers who were insecure about their flaws and body. My brother and I worked together in convincing teenagers … 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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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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SHWATHI

I spoke for about 15 minutes on Image Myth, Body Confidence and Root of The Problem. The session with my classmates was very good as many of them really understood the meaning of true beauty. Many were asking questions about … Continued

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Maryam

It was amazing how saying nice things about other people can lift their body confidence. We wrote nice things to each and everyone in the group about their body, personality and their ability in doing something that we find amazing. … 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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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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Shaveena

During Action Body Confidence (ABC) program which was done in Malaysia as part of the WAGGGS Online Workshop, I learned many things such as the image myth, why we are more than just our looks, the body confidence issues that … Continued

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