Fairly Foul: The YWCA takes on Cosmetics, the Environment and You!
I am so excited to be blogging to the FemmeToxic community! My name is Katie and I'm a Youth Eco-Intern with the YWCA heading up the "Women & the Environment" project which is looking at environmental impacts on women's health. Check out the link for more details!
When the Youth Programs Coordinator asked me if I was interested in doing weekly sessions with the Girlz Unplugged summer camp on any part of my research that would be of interest to the girls I immediately said yes! After getting into the research component of my project, I found that the chemicals we are exposed to in our cosmetics kept coming up - and so, I chose my topic for the sessions!
The girls in this camp are 9-13 years old, which is a great age to start talking about and thinking about issues around cosmetics in terms of health, consumerism, environment and self-worth/self-esteem. FemmeToxic has been an incredible resource in terms of providing the information in fun, easy-to-read, easy-to-understand ways. Not only that, but when I let them know what I was up to I got an immediate offer of support!
Please stay posted - I'll be sharing details and pics about my sessions soon!
YWCA of Muskoka
Passion - Possibility - Choice
Muskoka, ON circa 1909