Interview Advisory - Self-Esteem Expert Available for Comment on

    New site reinforces need to equip young girls to interpret and understand
    media messages

    TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - The launch of dating site -
which excludes members based on physical appearance - serves as a clear
reminder of how important it is to talk to young girls about beauty pressures,
says Lisa Naylor, self-esteem expert with the Dove Self-Esteem Fund.
    Naylor is available for interviews about the launch of this new site, the
impact that sites like these - and the messages they send - can have on young
girls and ways that parents can dialogue with their daughters to help them
understand and interpret messages such as these.
    " is part of an ever-expanding culture of image-based
exclusion that is creating an onslaught of pressure for girls today," explains
Naylor. "We know that 92% of girls and women want to change something about
their physical appearance and sites like these are contributing to that

    About Lisa Naylor:

    Lisa Naylor has worked as a counsellor and health educator with girls and
women for the past 15 years in both Winnipeg and Toronto, and an advisor to
the Dove Self-Esteem Fund. As a health educator, Lisa has trained volunteers
who have provided more than 500 body image and self-esteem workshops in
Manitoba schools. She has also facilitated workshops for teachers, guidance
counselors, childcare workers and parents aimed at fostering high self esteem
in children and eating disorder prevention. As a founding member of the
Manitoba Network on Disordered Eating, Lisa has contributed to the development
of a provincial framework for prevention, intervention and treatment.
    The Dove Self-Esteem Fund develops and distributes free resources that
enable and empower women and girls to embrace a broad definition of beauty.

For further information:

For further information: To set up an interview with Lisa Naylor, please
contact: Megan Matthews or Lesley Coen, Harbinger, (416) 960-5100 x232, x261

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