We asked some of the boys who participated in the program why they wanted to get involved and why they thought this program was important.
Here's what they had to say!
"I would like to be involved in this project because I think it is dealing with a very important issue. When people talk about body image I think it is mostly centred around girls and women, however people do not seem to be aware that boys and men also experience pressures to look and behave in particular ways" - Alexander (14)
"If this helps boys who are struggling with their eating or body image I would see it as a very worthwhile cause, because I understand from personal experience how anxiety and stress can build up and cause us to have distorted ideas about ourselves and how others view us" - Thomas (19)
"I loved the things I heard about in this project" - Zak (14)
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