Right message for young women

Published Friday, 7th July 2017

Body image

Fairfield City Libraries invites young women to attend a motivational workshop on 17 July, led by international author and speaker Marina Passalaris.

Passalaris’s Beautiful Minds Motivational Workshop will focus on ways to overcome issues linked to self-esteem, body image and mental health.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone believes young women will benefit greatly from the powerful messages presented by Passalaris’s workshop.

“As a father of a teenage girl, I understand some of the challenges young women can go through. I believe it is important that we mentor them through these years and provide as much support as we can,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Teenagers go through many body and hormonal changes, which can become an extremely difficult time for some. During this time they may also be exposed to peer pressure, which can affect them mentally and emotionally.

“The Beautiful Minds Workshop will openly discuss these issues and empower young people to challenge and overcome these pressures.

“Council is dedicated to providing useful resources for our young people that aim to guide them into healthy, happy and successful adults.”

South African-born Passalaris believes young women need to have a safe space where they can learn, be inspired and feel they are heard.

“We at Beautiful Minds believe our communities need to have access to more educational workshops such as the ones we provide,” Passalaris said.

“We want to support young people. Our workshop contributes to the development of healthy and happy teens who go on to be assets in their community.”

Event Details

Beautiful Minds Motivational Workshop for girls
For young women (ages 12-24)
Monday 17 July, 4.30pm-5.30pm
Wetherill Park Library, 561-583 Polding St, Wetherill Park NSW

ENDS

Media enquiries: Suzie Sekulic, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone: 9725 0166
Email: fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au