"There's value in who the person is rather than what they look like."
- Merissa Forsyth, Pretty Foundation, The Moment HQ podcast
Our guest today is Merissa Forsyth, the founder of Pretty Foundation; a not-for-profit aiming to empower women and girls with the perspective, skills and support to develop and nurture a positive body image for themselves and others. The programs and initiatives run by Pretty Foundation focus on 2-6-year-old girls and their parents.
I was truly moved by the work Merissa and her team are doing so I had to invite her on the show.
What Merissa was doing before she started Pretty Foundation.
What inspired the start of Pretty Foundation.
Whether Merissa had a personal experience that connected her down this path.
Why she is super-passionate about body image, body awareness and the power of language around children.
Discover why she named the foundation, ‘Pretty’.
Hear the shocking statistics outlining the ideas and views girls (between 2 and 6) have on their bodies.
Hear her talk about the AMAZING resources Pretty Foundation has for parents to support them in
educating their girls around body image and being more than just what they look like.
How you can help or get involved.
The Moment HQ Signature Questions
What moves Merissa?
What she believes is her greatest asset?
What career she’d like to attempt if she wasn’t in this one?
A piece of wisdom she’s been given that she lives by?