Since 2004 Ivy has been speaking to young people about issues of body image, self esteem and confidence. She’s spoken with the Bulimia & Anorexia Nervosa Association in Essex County, toured with Kids’ Help Phone and the 411 Initiative for Change. She also created her own seminars speaking to young people, especially girls, about the power of media influence on their self-esteem and image issues.
Beyond these issues Ivy has been hired as a live Host/MC for various events including the Africa Fashion Week Industry Awards night, Panel Discussion for Power to Girls Foundation and a Fashion Zone Runway show supporting young artists and designers in the community.
HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST EVENTS
The 411 Initiative for Change (November 2012-December 2012)
Touring around southern Ontario at several schools speaking to girls from grades 6-12 on issues of self-esteem, body-image, bullying, media messaging and career goals.
Girls Night In
Ivy has been a featured speaker at various ‘Girls’ Night In’ events at high schools. It’s a fun filled day after school where she talks about issues on women’s body image, the media and self-esteem. It’s an interactive, engaging presentation targeted and young women age 14-18.
Emerge Leadership Weekend (February 2012)
This was a weekend filled with teaching teenagers about skills needed to succeed in life. Workshops on public speaking, business planning, career goals and communication skills were the focus of this weekend. It took place at Alpha Beta School in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. A selected group of students were a part of this pilot project.
Kid’s Help Phone Tour (October 2011)
Ivy joined The 411 Initiative for its tour with Actress Anita Majumdar and Rapper/Musician Masia One in March-April 2011 tour through schools in Ontario speaking to young girls in elementary schools on issues of self-esteem, bullying, discrimination and integration. The program uses media, music and dram to teach the girls valuable lessons in life.
Rise Above Conference, Toronto
This event is designed to help uplift and empower young girls who otherwise aren’t always exposed to positive images of women. Geared towards girls ages 12-19, this conference is all about recognizing your inner strength and learning to evolve. Ivy Prosper was a featured speaker on fashion, media and self-esteem for young girls.
National Health Show, Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto
Ivy Prosper was a featured speaker at the National Health Show in Toronto, Ontario. This is Canada’s largest consumer show on promoting your health; mind, body and soul. She will be speaking on self-esteem as it relates to the media.
What: National Health Show