Mission statement


BodyTalks is a project run by the Global Shapers Brussels Hub meant to raise awareness of all the various ways in which body image links with mental health. The words we hear, the pictures we see, the mirrors we look into, the media we consume – they all shape our views of ourselves and others. This project aims at shedding light on how much we share and how little it takes to make a dent into someone’s self-confidence. Ultimately, it will hopefully make all of us reading these stories that little bit more aware and that little bit kinder to each other.  

We collect anonymous stories, we illustrate them, and ultimately we will publish a collection to share with those who need to see it the most. To do that, we need your help! Share your story with us, and we’ll make sure it reaches someone who benefits from it.


BodyTalks est un projet mené par le Global Shapers Brussels Hub. En utilisant le storytelling, le projet a pour but de sensibiliser aux différents liens existants entre l’image que nous avons de nos corps et notre santé mentale. Les mots que nous entendons, les images que nous voyons, les miroirs dans lesquels nous nous regardons, les médias que nous consommons - ils façonnent tous notre vision de nous-mêmes et des autres.

Nous collectons des histoires réelles, nous les illustrons et, à terme, nous les publierons dans un livre à partager avec ceux qui en ont le plus besoin. Pour y arriver, nous avons besoin de votre aide! Partagez votre histoire avec nous et nous veillerons à ce qu'elle ait un impact positif auprès de quelqu’un qui en a besoin.


BodyTalks is een project van de Global Shapers Brussels Hub dat verhalen deelt, en ons op die manier bewust probeert te maken van alle mogelijke verbanden tussen lichaamsbeeld en mentale gezondheid. Woorden die we horen, beelden die we zien, spiegels waarin we kijken, media die we consumeren - ze hebben allemaal invloed op hoe we onszelf en anderen zien.

Wij verzamelen anonieme verhalen, illustreren ze en uiteindelijk publiceren we een collectie verhalen, die we kunnen delen met wie deze het meest nodig heeft. Daarbij hebben we je hulp nodig! Deel je verhaal met ons, en wij zorgen ervoor dat dit terecht komt bij iemand die er iets aan heeft.

Our Team 

Yulia Lapina


“Your body hears everything your mind says.” N. Judd

Sabina Maria Ciofu


The world needs a lot less beauty blogs and a lot whole lot more genuine empowering conversations.

Cyrina Grimonprez

We are all different but we are more alike than we think. Sharing stories can connect and help people to be more confident. 

Sandra Cánovas Alonso

Words can bring together love and pain. They give voice to all those scars that were once left silent. Words shape stories, and stories shape us. Let's share what makes us human.

Adam Tricha

For many, we’re never perfect. We’re never enough. Our bodies are supposed to be improved. But what if we were enough?

Anzhela​ Hovhannisyan 

This Blog will help people to read true stories and experiences of different people, who were strong enough to live through the hard periods of their lives. Perhaps, it will help some people not to make the same mistakes as somebody else has already done and to try to look at a similar situation from a different perspective. It’s important to keep thinking positive and you will see how the life will start changing in front of your eyes.

Bouchra Zaidouni

« Feeling beautiful has nothing to do with what you look alike ». E.W

Having a positive body image is essential to build up self-esteem and contribute to a better physical and psychological health.

Federica Margheri

I have always been fascinated by the Japanese concept of 'kintsugi'. According to this technique, the cracks of broken objects should be repaired with gold so that the imperfections are enhanced instead of hidden. I see a true parallel with the way we should treat ourselves. We should embrace our cracks, our flows, repair them with gold and wear them with pride. We are our golden cracks, and our golden cracks are beautiful.

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