Introducing our new Confident Me lesson extension – created to empower young people to challenge appearance-based discrimination and advocate for a more inclusive world, where everyone feels like they belong.
Every young person deserves to grow up feeling supported, celebrated and able to participate fully in life – free from judgement and discrimination about their appearance. But narrow beauty ideals can contribute to appearance-based discrimination and negatively impact young people’s self-esteem, body confidence and mental wellbeing. This needs to change – and that’s where the Dove Self-Esteem Project comes in.
Our new Confident Me lesson has been specifically created to teach young people all about appearance-based discrimination through a series of case studies which examine the intersections that exist between body image and different forms of discrimination.
The tool is created to equip young people with the knowledge and confidence they need to stand up against these prejudices. Why? Because learning about different forms of discrimination – such as racism, colorism, shadeism, race-based hair discrimination, sizeism and ableism – and recognizing their impact on those around us, is the first step in making our world a more inclusive and beautiful place.