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June 5, 2014

Survey Says 87% of Girls Think Women Are Judged On Appearance, Not Ability

Girlguiding’s fifth Girls’ Attitudes Survey provides a unique overview of the state of equality for girls in the UK today. It finds that girls live in a society in which sexual harassment is commonplace, girls’ appearance is intensely scrutinised and their abilities are undermined. It’s a society in which girls and young women feel they are judged by different standards to their male counterparts and in which they worry about gender discrimination affecting their future. […]
May 30, 2014

Confidence Coaching Success With Diana S.

"Since working with Suzanne I've been really happy! And I've stepped up and done things I've never been able to do before or for a long time. I'm not afraid to speak out in my classes anymore; I actually got a reference letter from one of my professors this semester for participating in class and being involved. It's been great! I've joined two honour societies, joined their exec team and went through public speeches to […]
May 29, 2014

Why We Look In The Mirror: A summary of research findings on body image

We are all more obsessed with our appearance than we like to admit. But this is not an indication of 'vanity'. Vanity means conceit, excessive pride in one's appearance. Concern about appearance is quite normal and understandable. Attractive people have distinct advantages in our society. Studies show: Attractive children are more popular, both with classmates and teachers. Teachers give higher evaluations to the work of attractive children and have higher expectations of them (which has […]
May 14, 2014

Confidence Coaching Success With Diana S.

"Since working with Suzanne I've been really happy! And I've stepped up and done things I've never been able to do before or for a long time. I'm not afraid to speak out in my classes anymore; I actually got a reference letter from one of my professors this semester for participating in class and being involved. It's been great! I've joined two honour societies, joined their exec team and went through public speeches to […]
May 9, 2014

How To Stop Comparing Yourself To Others

  From early childhood we are socialized, taught and influenced to compare ourselves to others, so we're rarely aware of how often we're doing it. Society, culture, religion and upbringing have been forcing us to look at others with feelings of superior and inferior, and forcing us into making comparisons instead of encouraging us to discover our own uniqueness. The desire to make comparisons with other people stems from a need for reassurance. As human […]

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