Last week, I wrote about Jonny Diaz, a young male Christian singer who's become an unusual body image hero with his song, "More Beautiful You." Yesterday, I read about some more body image heroes that I'd like you to know about. They're the Red Wing GO GIRLS -- a group of 11 teenagers from Red Wing, MN -- and they're heading off to the island of Fiji to spread their positive body image message.
Why Fiji? In the 1990s, Dr. Anne Becker studied and documented a rise in eating disorders and body dissatisfaction after Western television was introduced to the nation. So the GO GIRLS (Giving Our Girls Inspiration and Resources for Lasting Self-Esteem) are raising money to head to Fiji and talk to teens about their experiences with the media and body image. The group's goal is to educate peers and adults about media and the influence it has on the way people feel about their bodies.
Isn't that great?
According to the Red Wing Republican Eagle newspaper, the girls plan to share information about their trip when they return -- and they're already scheduled to present at the annual National Eating Disorders Association Conference.
All I can say is, you go girls!