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Episode 12

Body Positivity

Caroline MacGillivray is the founder of Beauty Night Society, a Vancouver based organization that helps build self esteem & change the lives of impoverished women. In this episode, she discusses body positivity & self care and shares her journey through bulimia as a young dancer then how she started Beauty Night Society as a way to help women and youth living in poverty build self esteem.

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HOST & GUESTS

Host: Debbie Roche

Guest: Caroline MacGillivray

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About Our Guest

Caroline MacGilllvray is the founder of Beauty Night Society, a Vancouver based organization that helps build self esteem & change the lives of impoverished women.

At the tender age of 3, Caroline began to explore a relationship with movement. Ballet, writing, musical theatre, voice overs and acting classes fleshed out her world. In 2000 while researching an acting role, Caroline founded Beauty Night Society based on an interaction she had with a women who needed help. After 18 years, Beauty Night Society, is an award-winning registered Canadian charity. Beauty Night has given more than 50,000 life-makeovers to women who live in poverty. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed: she is honoured to be a 2002 Flare Volunteer Award (national) recipient, Shakti Public Service 2012 recipient, 2010 Spirit of the Crane Gold Community Award recipient, MetoWe Finalist (National), 2 time Woman of Worth finalist and a five-time YWCA Woman of Distinction Nominee.

In addition to wellness and health promotion work, Caroline began teaching classes. Workshops, speaking engagements, dance, qigong, yoga & aerial yoga are some of the offerings she shares. In addition to her work with Beauty Night Society,  Caroline is a Masters in Medical Qi Gong, Yoga Teacher & radio show host.

In this episode, Caroline discusses body positivity and self-care and why it’s so important to look after number 1 (that’s YOU!)

 

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Episode 12 Show Notes

Resources:

Feel free to connect with Caroline over on her website & social media profiles:

Website: www.carolinemacgillivray.com

Instagram: @caroline_macgillivray
Twitter: @qi_salon

Find our more about her amazing work with Beauty Night Society by visiting www.beautynight.org.

Caroline is also the host of two local radio shows Sexy in Vancity and Humans of the Downtown Eastside both hosted on Save on Radio. Make sure to check them out!

 

References to things we made in the episode:

Caroline mentioned Mike Writing Narrated Blog – where Mike Wright reads out blog posts for those who are too busy to read!

Short guided meditations using apps Calm or Headspace.

Documentary “Petals – Journey into Self Discovery” based on the book “Petals” by Nick Karras

 

Got any resources on body positivity that you’d love to share? Add them to the comments or tweet them to us @uncomfy_podcast and we’ll add them to this page! Thanks!

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