Dress to Express Day

Love Your Body Week is an annual campaign of The Butterfly Foundation and asks people of all ages to reflect on the relationship they have with their body and to celebrate the amazing things their body can do. It promotes body acceptance and diversity and encourages people to engage in behaviours that are positive and respectful to themselves, their body and also to others.

‘Dress to Express’ encourages us to celebrate who you are and what our bodies can do. It’s about celebrating strengths, passions, cultural diversity and individuality.

On Wednesday 26th September, Bethany College joined hundreds of schools around Australia to promote positive body image during Love Your Body Week. Students in Years 7-11 participated and ‘Dressed to Express’ by wearing a ‘touch of’ any colour that represented something about them. Girls were encouraged during the day to take some time out to notice and ask a friend something about them to celebrate the diversity within friendship groups and classrooms. The day culminated in a lunch party to celebrate our differences and have a dance to some empowering songs.

Overall this was a fantastic initiative run by the Year 9 SMILE Team and SRC Members and shows Bethany’s commitment to empowering young women.




Lara Grimm

Year 9 Coordinator