About the Host
Bridgett Burrick Brown is the founder of Beyond Beauty Project,
a movement and multimedia platform that focuses on inspiring confidence and acceptance surrounding beauty, body image, and mental health. Using her two decades of experience in the modeling industry as a model, Brown strives to change the narrative of beauty by redefining its meaning from the inside out, providing education and awareness around feeling our best mentally, physically, and spiritually. By breaking down the barriers to true beauty and self-worth, Bridgett empowers people to ditch the patriarchal standards and shape their own beauty, free from judgment and others’ expectations. She is a dedicated advocate and activist for women, mental health, body diversity, and disordered eating recovery, as well as a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from NYC’s Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a W.I.T.S Certified Personal Trainer, and is Certified in Ayurveda from Lotus Flow University.
She is also a mother, wife, former dancer and host of Beyond Beauty Project: The Podcast.
• Redefining beauty from the inside out
• Education and awareness around feeling our best mentally, physically, and spiritually
• The reality of social media (including filters, retouching, etc.)
• How to ditch the conventional standards of beauty and value for future generations
• Messages and stereotypes in our society that erode self-worth, safe embodiment, and empowered purpose
• The importance of confidence and acceptance around body image and mental health
• Listening to your intuition and getting in tune with your body, mind, and spirit
• Guided activities that inspire self-love, confidence, and empowerment
Best suited for ages 9-12
Bridgett has mindfully created a pre-teen edition workshop where she discusses the significance of self-care and love, early education about the reality and effects of social media, and ditching the conventional standards of beauty and value to embrace your own uniqueness. She will guide participants through interactive activities that will inspire self-love, confidence, and empowerment. During the event, you can expect a safe and fun environment, dance parties, and yummy snacks! Her hope is that participants will leave feeling empowered to embrace their unique selves with an understanding that they don’t have to fit into a box and conform to what the world tells them to, as well as inspired to be kind to not only themselves but others too.
“Here are some words that describe the workshop: caring, secure, easy going, learning, friendly, safe, and fun. We learned about good days and bad days and how photoshop is used to change photos to make them look better. We should think about what’s fake and real. You don’t compete with friends. You help each other. It was easier to learn with my friends around me and Bridgett used fun games to teach us. I already knew not to compare myself to anyone but she showed us in different ways. I’m glad I took this workshop and I think anyone who needs help understanding it’s not what others think, it’s what you think that matters so it can help them be confident and happy."
— Kasia K., 9yrs old (transcribed by her mother)
One study reports that at age thirteen, 53% of American girls are "unhappy with their bodies." This grows to 78% by the time girls reach seventeen.
(National Organization for Women)
Best suited for ages 13-17
In her teen edition workshops, Bridgett will discuss the importance of confidence and self-love, the reality of social media, and ditching the conventional standards to shape your own beauty, free from judgment and others' expectations. Social pressures start to become high during this age — and Bridgett believes that it's important for teens to understand early on that they are beautiful just the way they are. Her mission is to help teens create and maintain their own sense of self, keeping that carefree confidence they had as kids before society told them anything different. Her hope is that participants will leave feeling more confident to embody their unique selves, knowing that no one else has their voice, their thoughts, or their creativity, and feeling less pressure to conform to someone they are not.
Beyond Beauty Project is one of the best workshops I have ever attended. I have struggled with self-love and body image my whole life. Bridgett shed light on a topic that isn't always openly talked about and it made me feel better knowing that I am not the only person who feels like this."
— Amanda O
58% of college-aged girls feel pressured to be a certain weight.
YOUNG ADULT/COLLEGE WORKSHOPS
Best suited for ages 18-25
Bridgett has created a workshop for college students and young adults where she discusses the importance of confidence and self-love, the conditioning we endure to look and act a certain way to be accepted by the patriarchy, and breaking free from the conventional standards of beauty and value. Bridgett's hope is to help young adults become intune with their intuition, bodies, and uniqueness. We spend so much time looking at ourselves in the mirror, comparing ourselves to others and what we see on social media, and feeling pressure to be somewhere else – we forget that we are exactly where we are supposed to be. Her hope is that participants will leave feeling empowered to shape their own value and worth, embodying their unique selves with acceptance and love, and a little less anxious about finding their place in the world.
"Bridgett Brown's workshop was an inspiring experience for the Gamma Phi Beta ladies, who gained a greater understanding of themselves and self-love in the world. Meditation, self-reflection, and viewing yourself from a higher perspective were all part of her presentation. Her narrative was inspiring, and she managed to connect with all 170 ladies who attended the workshop. Bridgett offered ideas and techniques that I wish I had known much sooner than my twenties as a young woman entering into this world. Some of the feedback I've gotten on the seminar includes: "Let me tell you, I really really enjoyed the seminar yesterday, thank you for putting it together," "Hey Katie, so literally after 4 years of being in Gamma Phi Beta, that was my absolute favorite PACE chapter I have ever been too…. Thank you for setting it all up!!." Bridgett offered her experiences and wisdom that every young woman should hear."
— Katie M.
Approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies and resort to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape.
This workshop is for adults, including corporate, conferences, and community events
Bridgett has created a workshop for adults where she discusses the significance of becoming in tune with your mind, body, and spirit, prioritizing self-care and love into busy and full lives, and ditching the conventional standards of beauty and value to fully embrace your worth. During the event, she will guide participants through interactive journal activities that will inspire self-love, confidence, and empowerment. From a very young age, we are conditioned to look and act a certain way to be accepted by society. We spend years looking at and living outside of our bodies; it's time we start living in them. Her hope is that participants will leave feeling empowered to take control of their lives and start living the way they want - becoming intune with their intuition and uniqueness to guide them - and break free from the conventional standards of beauty and value.
"In a world where we face so much scrutiny and judgment, Bridgett's workshop enabled an important conversation about the true definition of strength, health, and beauty, and how important it is to reshape the conversation we have with ourselves, about ourselves - body, mind, and spirit. I highly recommend Bridgett's workshop to any organization looking to shine a light on the importance of self-worth while critically considering society's standard (and flawed) definition of beauty that is not serving so many men and women trying to be the best version of themselves."
— Nicolle Pangis, CEO of Ampersand
Children of mothers who are always concerned about weight are more likely to repeat those unhealthy behaviors.
After Bridgett created our preteen edition workshop, she decided to develop a workshop for parents where she educates and spreads awareness on the reality of social media and how to help your child navigate the pressure of filters, retouching, and likes. She will also discuss the importance of practicing self-love and prioritizing self-care as a parent, as well as how to be mindful of how we speak about ourselves in front of our children so we don't negatively impact their self-confidence. She hopes that participants will feel more confident when talking to their children about the pressures of social media and empowered to implement self-care into their lives to embody their best selves. She will guide participants through an interactive journal activity to inspire self-love, confidence, and empowerment during the event.