Who Are Our Speakers At The Girls Like Me Conference?

The Girls Like Me Conference is happening this coming Saturday, 9th of October! It’s a one of a kind, inspirational day, organised to enlighten teen girls on the power & the pitfalls of our digital generation. Inviting all girls & their female guardians! Attend in-person at Marsh Farm Futures House or virtually from 1pm -5pm.

Meet Ayo Awotona: Program Facilitator & Keynote Speaker

Ayo Awotona is a renowned international public speaker, author, educator, self-taught Spanish speaker, & content creator.

Ayo’s mission is to raise female leaders up with healthy self-esteem so that they are equipped to discover their identity and purpose in life.

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Enlighten yourself on the Power & Pitfalls of our Digital Generation with Aoife McMorrow

The Girls Like Me Conference is taking place on 9th October, 2021. And this year, our aim is to enlighten girls on the power and pitfalls of our digital generation, equip girls with essential self-defense skills and educate them on significant topics such as online safety.

Meet Aoife McMorrow: Social Media Content Creator!

Aoife McMorrow is a student, who is studying advertising & marketing at the University of Lincoln. She’s also a content creator on TikTok, where she creates funny, light-hearted and lifestyle videos. She has more than 300,000 followers.

Aoife likes to promote the importance of mental health awareness and encourages others to not be embarrassed about sharing their stories.

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Get to know our speakers at The Girls Like Me Conference!

The Girls Like Me Conference is just around the corner. It’s a one of a kind, inspirational day, organised to enlighten girls on the power & the pitfalls of our digital generation. Inspiring guest speakers will share their journey and experiences at the conference to empower girls so that they can blossom into the best versions of themselves!

Meet Award-Winning Business Owner: Hasina Rahman

Hasina Rahman is an award-winning business owner who specialises in MMA, Muay Thai & Self-Defense. She runs a female-only martials arts club, Pink Diamond Martial Arts, to empower women & girls. She has achieved 3 black belts in 3 different styles of martial arts and has been running her own club for the past 5 years.

Hasina wants to empower women and girls with confidence, self-love and life saving martial arts skills!

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Who Are Our Speakers At The Girls Like Me Conference?

The Girls Like Me Conference is happening this coming Saturday, the 9th of October! Inviting all girls & their female guardians! We’ve organised this community event to help equip girls with the tools they need to better navigate their teen years to go on to become optimistic, fulfilled & successful adults! Attend in-person or virtually from 1pm -5pm to embark on a journey of living your life more meaningfully, authentically and confidently.

Meet Sabrina Durant: CEO, Interior Designer and one of our influential speakers at TGLMC

Sabrina Durant witnessed violence & abuse at a very young age which led her to go into a shell. At this point, writing, drawing and creativity became a medium for her to express herself & this is where her passion for Interior Design began.

She realised that though she couldn’t change her past, she was in control of her future. She had the power within herself to become the woman she always wanted to be!

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Our First Revealed Speaker at TGLMC is…

The Annual Girls Like Me Conference is back! And this year’s theme is Digital Generation: The Power & Pitfalls. Inviting girls & their female guardians! We’re inviting teen girls aged 13-17 to attend this community event so they can get the tools they need to better navigate their teen years to go on to become optimistic, fulfilled & successful adults! Save the date: 9th October 2021. Attend in-person or virtually from 1pm -5pm to embark on a journey of living your life more meaningfully, authentically and confidently.

Meet Gehad, our first revealed speaker for The Girls Like Me Conference!

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Did You Find Your Inner Strength This August?

Do you feel weighed down when you think of all the derailers that exist in teen girls’ lives today? Do you wish that there were more opportunities for young girls to find their true inner self, explore their inner strength & prepare for their future? We understand the challenges young girls face today. Therefore, we created the perfect opportunity to support girls as they navigate their way through the ups & downs of life. The Girls Like Me Summer Camp which took place from the 23rd – 26th August, propelled girls to defend, protect & create their future!

Being a teen girl in the world we live in today can be really challenging. Several derailers constantly surround them. With the pandemic being a disruptor, teen girls feel more instability than ever before.

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Striding Towards Positive Mental Health

A couple of days ago, on the 10th September, World Suicide Prevention Day was observed. According to the WHO, more than 700 000 people die to suicide every year and there are many more who attempt it. It represents the fact that mental health issues are prevalent & there is a need for us to raise awareness. And what better opportunity than now?

We, at The Like Me CIC, believe that mental well-being is of utmost importance. Therefore, we urge that if you see signs of somebody going through a tough time, do reach out to make sure they’re okay. If it turns out to be a false alarm, even then they’ll know that you care for them & support them.

Going through mental health issues is hard! It can sometimes feel impossible to carry on. To anybody who may feel like this, this is a message for you: You’ve made it this far & you will make it through. Depression plays with your mind, so don’t believe everything you think. You are stronger than you think. And you’re not alone. There are people who feel exactly the way you feel and people who love you & support you.

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Who Are Your Role Models?

Role models have a great influence on our lives. Our role models may change as we navigate our way through our lives but they always have an incredible impact on us. Not only do they play a great role in shaping our behaviours & our attitude towards life, they motivate us to reach our full potential!

Take a moment to ponder over who your role models are. They could be your parents, celebrities, influential people (whether in the present or the past)… in essence they can be anybody who you look up to!

Here at The Like Me CIC, our team is thrilled to share our own role models:

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Since we understand the importance of role models, we are conducting a workshop session – Bring Your Own Role Model– on Thursday 26th August as part of our The Girls Like Me Summer Camp. Any teen girl aged 13-17 can come along to this FREE community event. We will be sharing who our role models are with each other on Thursday afternoon. To find out more information about our Summer Camp, visit: https://buff.ly/2VzDR28

Who are your very own role models? Feel free to let us know in the comment section below!

Am I too skinny, too fat, too tall…..?

“Am I too skinny?”

“Am I too fat? Ugh, I look like a potato.”

“I’m sooo hairy! How is this even possible?”

“My nose is just ugly!”

“I’ve got a bush on my head. Why is my hair so frizzy?”

“I’m so short!”

“I’m way too tall!”

– Have these thoughts ever come across your mind? Do you feel like every time you’re choosing outfits or shopping, you’re about to have a breakdown? Do you cancel things last minute because you feel that you don’t fit well into your clothes?

Chances are that you might be suffering from body image issues. A very large percentage of girls & women suffer from body image issues and feel dissatisfied with their bodies. These issues are cultivated in the society that we live in. Growing up, we’re often told that we’re either too “skinny“, too “fat“, too “big” and the list goes on!

The notion that we’re not enough is instilled in us either through people’s comments or through the social media content that we consume. In a day & age, where filters are prevalent and most pictures on social media get photoshopped, it becomes easy for us to compare ourselves to the beauty standards set by celebrities.

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