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Meribemo

It was great amazing, enjoyable, fun, I get to learn new things I did many activities,many teachers were there helping us also it went very well respecting each and everyone.

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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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Nur Afiqah Kharunnisa

I learnt that everyone is pretty but the only problem is we live in judgemental society “Spread your wings , don’t others words be burden to you”😙

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jessica

We are the women from the Empowerment Circle treatment group at Youville Centre; a group of young mothers focused on raising awareness about, and challenging, the unrealistic beliefs and negative judgments around young moms and their postpartum bodies and responsibilities. … Continued

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