The Butterfly Foundation’s ‘Love Your Body Week’ runs nationally from 2nd-8th September 2019 and seeks to encourage the promotion of body confidence and raise awareness about the severity of negative body image and eating disorders amongst young people.
BE A VOICE FOR CHANGE
The results of The Butterfly Foundation’s 2017 Body Esteem Survey found that 73% of Australians wish they could change the way they look.
This year, we’re continuing our efforts to raise awareness for body positivity.
We’re calling on 10,000 of you to #BeAVoiceForChange and take the 2019 Body Esteem Survey to help continue the important work that The Butterfly Foundation do.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
To date, Sportsgirl has successfully raised over $3.4 million for The Butterfly Foundation.
This year, Sportsgirl have commissioned four female Australian artists to create designs for a limited edition ‘Wearable Art’ scrunchie collection.
Using life experiences as their inspiration, each artist has created a unique print to be incorporated within the design.
The four young artists collaborating with Sportsgirl this year are:
OLIVIA MOLLY ROGERS
A South Australian born budding artist, mental health advocate, Miss Universe Australia 2017 Winner, speech therapist and past Be That Girl campaign participant.
“Find the hope that you think you’ve completely lost when you’re in the midst of an eating disorder. Don’t give up”.
Indigenous Australian Youth Activist, the Former Prime Minister of the National Indigenous Youth Parliament and past Be That Girl campaign participant.
“The Butterfly Foundation for me, represents a movement of young people working to re-establish self confidence within young women, from the inside, out. As a young Indigenous woman, finding positive and empowering representations of “body” and “self” is hard sometimes. But The Butterfly Foundation redefines what we know “beauty”, to be.”
A Melbourne based Illustration, Animation and Installation artist, who loves creating clever, bold and super colourful work.
A Melbourne based artist who works primarily with painting, drawing and collage. Her work speaks to her personal encounters with past and present.
If you, or anyone you know is experiencing an eating disorder or body image concerns, we encourage you to reach out for support. You can call the Butterfly Foundation Toll Free National Helpline on 1800 33 4673 or visit their website http://www.thebutterflyfoundation.org.au for more information.