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AW Gist: The Change Agents

AW Gist: The Change Agents

This is about picturing the realities in our society. Just before you begin : This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change […]

Dear Woman, Embrace Your Femininity

Dear Woman, Embrace Your Femininity

Nnenna, how come your breasts looks like that of a pregnant woman? Who has been sucking it? What kind of bra are you using? You should use firmer bras, you should work on this thing, men don’t like women whose breasts are all over the place especially when they aren’t married.  I have been constantly […]

Lots Of Girls Are Being Held Back By Low Self -Esteem

Lots Of Girls Are Being Held Back By Low Self -Esteem

More than half of all girls (54%) do not have high body esteem and are missing out on key opportunities in life, according to a new global report. The research by Dove, given exclusively to HuffPost UK, interviewed more than 5,000 girls aged 10-17 across 14 countries. It found that having higher levels of body esteem […]

Why Self-esteem Is Different From Confidence and How to Build Both Effectively

Why Self-esteem Is Different From Confidence and How to Build Both Effectively

As humans, we sort of depend on certain qualities and traits. For example, self-esteem and self-confidence (or confidence) are two fundamental personality traits that we need in our lives. Quickly before you think about each of the terms, let’s define what each of them means. Self-esteem: How you feel about yourself and about what you […]

When Society Forces Girls To Hate Their Bodies

When Society Forces Girls To Hate Their Bodies

In class, she sat quietly on the front row with two boys. She was not talkative and often kept to herself. The boys occasionally picked on her because she looked a little older than her age. One day, the teacher asked her to draw an illustration on the blackboard, and as she walked to the […]

In Brazil, Girls Build Self-Esteem And Independence Through Sport

In Brazil, Girls Build Self-Esteem And Independence Through Sport

  “I’ve learned from sport that we have to make efforts to succeed. We get nowhere if we stay at the same place doing nothing,” says Adrielle Alexandre, a 12-year old young athlete from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At least four times a week after school, Adrielle goes to an Olympic Villa—one of 22 public […]

8 Ways To Develop Children’s Self-Esteem

8 Ways To Develop Children’s Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is the confidence we feel in ourselves and our abilities, and it affects nearly everything we do. While no one-not even parents-can give another person self-esteem, there are a few things parents can do to help children develop healthy confidence in themselves. 1. Compliment how hard they work Telling your son you’re impressed with […]

6 Ways To Boost Your Self-Esteem

6 Ways To Boost Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is our estimate of our worth as a person. It encompasses decisions we have made about who we are and the beliefs that we hold about ourselves. If you were to finish the sentence, I am . . . several times, you may get a peek into the state of your self-esteem. Whether you […]

5 surprising ways to train your brain to boost your self-esteem

5 surprising ways to train your brain to boost your self-esteem

Train your brain to find confidence.Do you ever find yourself analyzing someone, wondering if they are truly confident or just hiding their insecurities? Self-esteem describes a person’s sense of their own self-worth and personal value. In other words, it is directly related to how confident you are. When we let certain aspects and abilities about […]

‘Everyday women’ proudly flaunt their scars, cellulite, stretchmarks AND hairy armpits

‘Everyday women’ proudly flaunt their scars, cellulite, stretchmarks AND hairy armpits

A self-styled ‘feminist lingerie company’ has released a video urging women to love themselves this Valentine’s Day – flaws and all. The one-minute clip is part of a campaign by British company Neon Moon that aims to ’empower women across the world to reclaim their bodies’. It stars five models of different shapes, sizes and […]