Girls Room: A series inspiring self-love and body positivity
Scrolling, sharing, liking and commenting have become such a big part of our lives. But growing up in today’s social media world can be tough – and what young people see on their screens can have a significant impact on their self-esteem and body confidence.
While social media has its pluses, like spreading body positivity, self-love and awareness, seeing airbrushed and unattainable ideals can cause low body confidence and hold young people back from being their best selves – affecting their health, friendships, and even performance at school.
Introducing Girls Room
The Dove Self-Esteem Project, the largest provider of self-esteem education in the world, has joined forces with Emmy Award-winning actor, producer and writer, Lena Waithe, renowned production company, ATTN: and rising director, Tiffany Johnson to create the exclusive five-part series, Girls Room. Following the lives of five best friends: Melba, Minnie, Thelma, Gloria and Carlotta, the series explores the moments girls share in bathrooms.
Based on our research and co-created with academic experts from the Centre for Appearance Research (CAR), Girls Room helps young people understand the issues associated with negative body image. As part of the Dove Self-Esteem Project's mission to educate a quarter of a billion people in self-esteem and body confidence by 2030, each episode highlights barriers to self-esteem including topics like the link between social media and body image, the pressures of bullying and how to deal with low body confidence.