Unstoppable Moms for Unstoppable Girls

Earlier this year, YMC helped to spread the word about the Dove Unstoppable Moms for Unstoppable Girls contest. Moms across Canada were asked to share a story about a time when they thought about quitting an activity because of how they felt about their body. And, now as moms and role models themselves, these women let Dove know how they think they could continue to support and encourage girls to participate in activities.

 

Dove received hundreds of submissions at UnstoppableMoms.ca, but it was these four women, all with inspiring stories, who were chosen as the grand prize winners.

 

Dove and YMC want to continue the conversation so we can teach the young girls in all our lives how they can grow up to be strong, confident women. Read these stories written by Unstoppable Moms with advice on how to raise Unstoppable Girls.

girls in school yard
Here are six great ways to arm your girls with skills to be themselves and stand tall out there on the schoolyard.
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Jennifer Andrews: An Unstoppable Mom
Jennifer saw a problem and took action. All of us could be as unstoppable as Jennifer if we simply did the same.
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Tamara Franz-Odendaal
Meet the mom who created workshops to mentor girls and help guide them into science-based careers to ultimately make them unstoppable.
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by: Erica Ehm
Beth Hodges Is An Unstoppable Mom
Say hello to one of the winners of Dove’s Unstoppable Moms and hear what motivates this mom to keep going.
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If a mom doesn’t believe in her own beauty, how will her daughter?
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When I was young my mom was quite self-conscious about her body, particularly her weight. She rarely ate what we ate so I grew up thinking this was normal.
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When I saw a video of myself running, I wanted to quit–I looked ridiculous. But I didn't because I want to teach girls this important life lesson.
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On Finding a Voice and Stepping Into the Spotlight
We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Erin’s story...
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We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Kim’s story...
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by: Kim Logan
Moms: What Makes You Unstoppable?
We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Jodi’s story...
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by: Jodi Shaw
From Stopped To Unstoppable
We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Kerrie’s story...
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We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Olfa’s story...
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Unstoppable ME Makes Unstoppable Girls
We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Stacey’s story...
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Staying Active
We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Yashy’s story...
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Happy Hips: Putting My Ego and Insecurities Aside
We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Tricia’s story...
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Destination Unstoppable
We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Rebecca ’s story...
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We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Paula’s story...
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We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Catherine’s story...
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We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Julie’s story...
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We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Angie’s story...
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We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Tammy’s story...
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Why Unstoppable Girls Need Unstoppable Moms as Role Models
We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Carla’s story...
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We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Yukari’s story...
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We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Crystal’s story...
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We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Crystal’s story...
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We asked Canadian writers and YMC members to share what makes them unstoppable moms. Read Cheryl’s story...
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I don't want my daughter to be one of the six out of ten girls who, like I did, quits.
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I want my daughter to look at me and think, "My mom is beautiful. She loves me, and she loves herself, too. She's unstoppable, and so am I."
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How being rejected from the Ice Capades turned me into an unstoppable woman.
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Girls Need Role Models
Her three young granddaughters are surrounded by successful, strong role models who teach them that they can be who ever and what ever they want to be.
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If you are a mother, an aunt, a teacher, a friend, you possess the power to help change the minds of girls about the meaning of being beautiful.
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21 young women from around the world come together to discuss mentorship and empowerment
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Successful women on they would tell their 13 year old self in the hopes of inspiring teenage girls.
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To inspire teenage girls, we asked successful women how they coped with mean girls in highschool.
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A group of successful women share their thoughts on achieving success with teenage girls
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Insights and tips on the real meaning of beautiful from successful women to inspire teenage girls
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A group of success women mentor teenage girls about recognizing real friendship
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