Boosting body confidence

Our team of peer educators are helping to boost girls’ and young women’s self-esteem and body confidence with the Free Being Me programme.


Created by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), Free Being Me, uses fun activities to encourage girls to challenge the beauty myth and celebrate their individuality.

Peer educator, Rebecca MacLennan, explains why she thinks it’s so important to boost body confidence, saying:

I was shocked to learn that 6 out of 10 girls would stop doing something they love because of the way they look, and that only 11 per cent of girls would use the word ‘beautiful’ to describe themselves. Through Free Being Me we can help girls learn that beauty comes from within and empower them to develop their body confidence and self-esteem.

Find out more about Free Being Me and how your unit can get involved here.