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Love the Skin You're In


WE ARE on a mission to teach girls

that the most IMPORTANT part of

their body is their HEART

 

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Love the Skin You're In


WE ARE on a mission to teach girls

that the most IMPORTANT part of

their body is their HEART

 

 

Mental Health       Media Literacy      Mindfulness

Growing Resiliency One Talk at a Time...

In our connected age, adolescents are confronted daily with media idealizations that are limiting and frequently hazardous to their health. Studies show that many  young women would rather be called "sexy" than “smart." As girls internalize their lovability as inextricably linked to sexual availability, porn is a click away, boys  measure their masculinity with muscularity, and gender-non-conforming youth get lost in the body image fray. 

 

The same culture that places girls at a disadvantage in the journey to becoming leaders of a better world early on teaches boys to stop crying and start manning up. We offer a transformative presentation series that invites youth to question the socioeconomic underpinnings of how they are falsely represented, inspiring them to reinvent inclusive beauty notions that celebrate their common humanity.  Recognizing that the most important moment of our lives is now, we, as agents of social and personal transformation,  together reconsider the value of self worth, empathy, and mindfulness.   

We support the advocacy movements that reflect our intersecting and multiple identities. Alongside our gatherings of girls and female-identified students, we seek to unify our communities, grounded in relationships with LGBTQ groups and those from diverse backgrounds to uplift and expand gender norms, expectations and stereotypes.

 
 
 
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Events


IMAGINE every girl in your school in the gym.

We set HEARTS FREE from looks-based competition.

A journey to the POWER of CONNECTION.

Because we're all in this TOGETHER.

 

Events


IMAGINE every girl in your school in the gym.

We set HEARTS FREE from looks-based competition.

A journey to the POWER of CONNECTION.

Because we're all in this TOGETHER.

 

Love the Skin You're In

 Autumn 2016 Tour

9/17 Kirby Preparatory School, Santa Cruz, California, CO-ED
9/23 Central Middle School, Redwood City, California, GIRLS
10/11 St. International Day of the Girl at St. Margaret's School, Victoria, BC
10/11 St. Margaret's School Parents, Victoria, BC
10/13 Brentwood College Girls, Mill Bay, Vancouver Island
10/14 Brentwood College Boys, Mill Bay, Vancouver Island
10/17 Shawnigan Lake School Girls, Shawinigan Lake, BC
10/18 Shawnigan Lake School Co-Ed, Shawinigan Lake, BC
10/19 Quest University Co-ED, Squamish, BC
10/20 Coast Mountain Academy Girls, Squamish, BC
10/21 Coast Mountain Academy Boys, Squamish, BC
10/25 Howe Sound Secondary Co-ED, Squamish, BC
10/26 Brockton School Co-Ed, North Vancouver
10/29 Whistler High Co-Ed, Whistler, BC
11/02 Mulgrave School Girls, North Vancouver, BC
11/21 HB Woodlawn School Girls, Arlington, VA
11/22 Global Co-Lab Network Girls, Arlington, VA
11/25 Madawaska Valley Secondary School girls, Ottawa Valley, ON
11/28 Valour Secondary School Girls, Ottawa Valley, ON
12/01 Opeongo High School Girls, Ottawa Valley, ON
12/02 Fellowes Secondary School Girls, Ottawa Valley, ON
12/16 Woodville Elementary School Girls, Sunderland, ON
12/19 Fenelon Falls Secondary School Co-Ed, Fenelon Falls, ON
12/22 Lisgar Collegiate Institute CO-ED Ottawa, ON

 
 

Video Above: Bay Area TEDx and National Youth Week NZ 

 

Response

This talk made me realize that it's ok to say no.

VALOUR HIGH SCHOOL,
PEMBROKE, ONTARIO

 

As a gender-fluid student who was born male, your talk helped me in so many ways. You inspire me to take action against hate and bigotry.

H.B. WOODLAWN SCHOOL,
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA
 

All I can say is thank you and try not to cry. We all needed this.

MULGRAVE SCHOOL,
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

It's funny that yesterday I actually sat in my bathtub for 2 hours straight crying about my acne and stretch marks and stomach rolls. This presentation just filled my soul, mind, and heart with so much self love and I couldn't thank you enough for the support you and your presentation brought to me. 

Carmel High SCHOOL,
CARMEL, California

 
 
 
 
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Brie Mathers


Brie Mathers


 

About Brie

I'm going to wing this and go first person. This work was born out of my high school battle with an eating disorder. I ached so much during that time that I wanted to light the way forth for other young women; and in a culture that provides endless fodder for demystifying harmful representations of women, I cannot see the end of this labour of love in sight!

I've travelled the world, filling my cup by speaking to over 85 000 teen girls worldwide with my multi-media event Love the Skin You’re In. Some of the highlights have included being on stage at Bay Area TEDx and a National Youth Week Tour across New Zealand. I have a fire in my belly to inspire young women to find compassion within themselves, and to resist the looks-based competition that floods their Instagram feeds.  In solidarity and sisterhood, I believe we can gather our hearts together to lead a new conversation about our bodies and beings. I'm Canadian-born, McGill University-educated, the author of Freedom to Blossom, and I live between Muskoka, Ontario, Canada and Carmel, California. It has been the greatest privilege of my life to stand in raw vulnerability before 500 girls at a time and share the secrets of my heart. I am grateful to the brothers who have helped me along the way: Joe Hall, Ken Parker, Ray Napolitano, and the sisters who hold my hand and heart: Riane Eisler and Linda Staheli. 

 

With open heart and warm light,