Free Being Me Session One Welcome to Free Being Me (11-14 years)

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If you travelled round the world or through time, the people you met would not all have the same idea of what beauty is. Then why do so many people today feel that they should try and live up to their society’s ‘ideal look’? In this session, you’ll work out what this

‘ideal look’ is in your society, then expose it as the Image Myth it really is! You’ll discover where the Image Myth comes from, and why following it can cause real problems for people.

Bring everyone together into a circle, and introduce Free Being Me to your group.

Explain that:
We’re going to try some activities to help us feel more confident about the way we look. Feeling proud and happy about the way you look is called body confidence.
You will be coming up with your own ideas about how to help yourself and other girls be body confident.
Girls around the world are taking part in Free Being Me. Everybody will be sharing the messages they learn with other people to start a Girl Guide and Girl Scout body confidence revolution!
If all the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in the world take part, that’s 10 million girls changing the world.
By completing the activities in each session and taking action to share our messages you’ll earn a Free Being Me badge.


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