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Love the Skin You're In


WE ARE on a mission to teach young women

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 young women

that the most IMPORTANT part of

their body is their HEART.

 

Mental Health   Media Literacy   Mindfulness

Watch Our Story of Growing Resiliency One Talk at a Time...

We are dedicated to leading an uncompromisingly direct conversation about media misrepresentation, resiliency, and loving-kindness. Join us in re-awakening a connected sisterhood and catalyzing well-being and interactional leadership in our age of amped up social media.

 

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.   

 
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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.

 

Young women are rising. Everywhere.

In the United States, a group of high school girls in Maryland challenged their administration to put a stop to a culture of harassment after discovering that boys were ranking their bodies (the girls were later invited onto the Today Show). In North Carolina, young women at Charter Day School enlisted the assistance of the ACLU to challenge the school's mandatory skirt policy for girls—and won.

In Canada, Indigenous leader Hannah Martin told the Prime Minister he cannot be a self-declared feminist if he is raping the land. Her sister Rayne Fisher-Quann led a protest against the Ontario Conservative government's latest education cuts, telling The Toronto Star“The proverbial magnifying glass of Ford's destructive policies have focused our outrage into a white hot flame. Young people are more empowered than ever.”

In New Zealand, 38-year-old Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern responded to the Muslim massacre with calm, compassion, and immediate gun-control reform while issuing a call for unity. 

And in Europe, a movement of teen girls has joined 16-year-old climate striker and Nobel Peace Prize-nominee Greta Thunberg to demand action on climate for future generations—and ignited student protests in 105 countries around the world.

Our planet may be burning but so are the young women who are ready for, and enacting, real change. Here’s to all those transmuting their “white hot flame” of outrage into leadership—a leadership born out of love, the bravery to speak truth to power, and a mindful girl’s theory of change. We have always been more than the sum of our parts; now we are the sum of our voices.

ABOVE: BODYPOSIAVERY, SECOND FROM LEFT, LEADS A TEEN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT FOR GIRLS IN THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA

ABOVE: BODYPOSIAVERY, SECOND FROM LEFT, LEADS A TEEN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT FOR GIRLS IN THE WASHINGTON, DC AREA

 Spring 2019 Tour

04/15 glen eagle secondary school, vancouver,bc

04/17 Pine tree secondary, vancouver, bc

04/19 southpointe academy, vancouver, bc

04/24 peyton elementary, stockton, california parents

05/01 peyton elementary school, stockton, california

shoreline middle school, live oak, california tbd

pAJARo VALLEY UNIFIED school district, CALIFORNIA tbd

pAJARo VALLEY UNIFIED school district, CALIFORNIA tbd

pAJARo VALLEY UNIFIED school district, CALIFORNIA tbd

05/21 trillium lakelands district school board, ontario

05/22 the linden school, toronto, ontario

parry sound High school, parry sound, ontario tbd

cal poly, san luis obispo, california tbd

robinson secondary, fairfax, virginia tbd

oak bay high, victoria, British columbia tbd

Branciforte middle school, santa cruz, california tbd

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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Join Our Tribe


Join Our Tribe


 Bringing the Sisterhood to Social!

Let’s talk about all the ways that people can connect with Love the Skin You’re in here.

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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 100 000 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, a 2018 European Tour 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 Oakland, California. It has been the greatest privilege of my life to stand in raw vulnerability before 500 girls at a time and share my insight. 

 

With open heart and warm light,