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Getting Past the Filters: Unpacking the Impact of Beauty Standards on Body Image

Duration : 60 minutes and +

This conference meets the requirements of the mandatory contents in sexuality education, in high school.

More specifically, it meets the goal of secondary 1: To understand how certain standards can influence body image.

This conference allows youth to begin a critical reflection about the messages related to the appearance which they are bombarded by society. It also presents the possible impacts of these norms, messages and pressures concerning appearance on self-esteem, body image and relationship to food.

Cost : 200$/conference

Travel expenses will apply for requests outside of Montreal and the surrounding area.

For further information or to reserve a conference, please contact Josée Lavigne, education and prevention coordinator at ANEB by e-mail: [email protected] or phone 514 630-0907/ 1 800 630-0907.

Specific conference goals*

  • Identify beliefs and prejudices about weight and appearance.
  • Become aware of the influence of messages conveyed by society about the body on the appreciation of our appearance and the definition of our ideals of beauty.
  • Recognize the potential impacts of beauty standards and messages conveyed in our society about weight and appearance.

* Formerly the Body Obsession conference that has been updated and adapted to meet the requirements of mandatory content in sexuality education.

CHARITY NUMBER: 89 141 4195 RR 0001