Here you will find a collection of videos that relate to REbeL’s mission in some way, some of which are REbeL originals. You can view all of the videos in the browser window, or you can select specific topic areas. You will find that some videos relate to more than one topic area. Please feel free to show these during meetings to generate discussion. Several meeting topics refer to videos housed here. If you find additional videos that you would like to have added to our collection to make available to other Chapter Sponsors & students, please contact the Program Director.
Lincoln Southwest High School in Nebraska hosted their second REbeL event on Saturday, March 12th and it was so much fun! We took whiteboard photos, did a compliment circle, talked about body image, realizing our value, confidence, complimenting ourselves and others on factors other than appearance, and cultural barriers to self-acceptance. And of course, no REbeL event would be complete without Compliment Cookies. We were so happy we could be a part of this event, and we can’t wait for them to start their own chapter!
A few of our REbeL students from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School put together this awesome video featuring their favorite things about Kansas City – the Royals, the Chiefs, BBQ, Paul Rudd, and of course, REbeL, which started in Overland Park, Kansas! They say it never hurts to ask. . . Paul Rudd, will you join the REbeLution and emcee our Be You Bash?
Update: Paul Rudd did not emcee our Be You Bash, but we still love this video!
Our Blue Valley Northwest High School students from Overland Park, Kansas created this awesome short video for this year’s Walk to REbeL. They tell us all the reasons why THEY walk. Why do YOU walk?
Our Ascension Catholic School REbeLs put together this awesome video for our REbeL-wide video challenge! We just love how they captured what REbeL means to each of them and all that they can BE.
Our Blue Valley High School REbeL chapter members from Stillwell, Kansas made this awesome video about insecurities and what they “REbeL” against.
This amazing video was created by our Academie Lafayette REbeL chapter members from Kansas City, Missouri, and it will definitely hype you up to “REbeL!” They tell us what they love about THEIR bodies and how they “REbeL” against the idea of having the perfect body.
In this video, students describe what THEY “rebel” against.
In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her personal story to frame an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies, as she explores the science behind why dieting not only doesn’t work, but is likely to do more harm than good. She suggests ideas for how to live a less diet-obsessed life.
Filled with statistics and eye-catching graphics, this video by Miss Representation describes media consumption among American teens and reveals how it affects them & how we can alter the statistics.
This PSA, featuring well-known celebrities, encourages us to question everything and to pay attention to the way women and girls are portrayed in the media.
Dove gathered 50 people of all ages and asked them each one question: “If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?” Their responses illustrate how we are not born with body dissatisfaction; rather, it’s learned.
In this inspiring TED Talk, Cameron Russell, a model, explains how images are powerful and superficial. She also answers some common questions about modeling and challenges some commonly held misconceptions about the industry and about beauty.
Khari Toure, dad, author, poet, and music producer, wrote this song and created this anti-bullying music video for his daughter. It empowers children to be confident and to practice self-love, especially in the face of criticism.
One woman on a journey to self-acceptance stood in her bikini in the middle of a busy public market in downtown Boise, Idaho for over an hour. She asked for anyone who had struggled with self-esteem to write on her body. She expected ridicule, but her fears never came true. What she received was love and acceptance.
An oldie but a goodie, poet Katie Makkai performed this moving piece, called Pretty, at the National Poetry Slam in Denver, CO in 2012. She points out what the word ‘pretty’ means to society and how a two-syllable word can have such an impact on people.
This Dove video challenges us to redefine beauty one photo at a time through natural, unfiltered selfies. Dove challenged girls and their mothers to take a selfie — no edits or filters. What was done with the pictures afterward helped them to see the beauty in themselves that they weren’t able to see before.
This video, featuring a “shirtless dancing guy,” illustrates some important leadership concepts and how to start a movement. This totally relates to what we’re doing in REbeL!
This Dove video reveals what young girls think about themselves and points out that we need to change one thing — how our girls see themselves.
REbeL is a peer education program in middle and high schools that promotes positive body image, self-esteem, and divergence from the societal norms of putting ourselves down and unrealistic standards of beauty. We are changing the way we see. With the help of Herizon Productions, we created this powerful video!
Women were invited to be photographed and interviewed about body image and media. They were asked to wear underwear and tank-tops to show their true shape and to not wear make-up or style their hair. They talk about their experiences in their own bodies and the media’s impact on their self-image.
Johnny Diaz’s inspirational song, A More Beautiful You, is about how from a very young age, women compare themselves to images in magazines and strive to fit within our culture’s narrow standards of beauty. The chorus says it all. This song encourages us to fight back against cultural ideals and change the way we view ourselves.
In response to an e-mail that Jennifer Livingston, a news anchor for La Crosse, Wisconsin, received from a man reprimanding her for being overweight, Jennifer, in this live segment, accepts her size and proclaims that her self-worth is not defined a number on a scale and what others say about her. She then uses this as a platform to talk about National Anti-Bullying Month and what a problem bullying is in our society.
Two talented teens, Charlotte and Johnathan, blow the judges and audience away with their powerful voices in their audition for Britain’s Got Talent. Although the judges initially had reservations about the duo based on appearance alone, they proved that beauty is more than what can be seen on the outside.
This video features footage of the Walk to REbeL in 2012 at Blue Valley Northwest High School, one of REbeL’s signature events each year. In this video, REbeL members declare how they rebel.
Kid President is back again giving us pointers on how to make the world more awesome. He reminds us that the world is changed by ordinary people and that things can be different. Change is possible.
Colbie Caillat’s song Try and the inspiring music video associated with the song reassures us that we do not have to try so hard. So many women go to great lengths to fit into our culture’s narrow standards of beauty – wearing make-up, buying expensive clothing, getting our nails done, pushing ourselves in the gym to burn extra calories. The powerful lyrics and video might just leave you in tears and hopefully feeling confident that “you don’t have to change a single thing.” A few of our REbeL members were asked to appear live on Fox 4 KC without make-up to discuss this video and the work that REbeL is doing in the schools and throughout the community!
In the middle of a shopping mall, women walked up to a mirror and were asked to rate how they feel when they look in the mirror. Little did they know that the mirror would talk back to them. The mirror reminded them of all of things that make them beautiful on the inside and on the outside and reassured them that they are enough just the way they are. For these women, this was a very emotional and empowering experience that really hit home. This video really drives home the message that we are all enough.
Pretty Hurts, a song by Beyoncé, is about the pressure to fit within our culture’s standard of beauty causes and the emotional damage it can lead to. The original music video showcases the life of a beauty queen facing critics and struggling with body image. This video is of two talented, young girls, Chloe and Halle, presenting their version of this song.
Laci Green from Discovery News discusses how the media glorifies men with large muscles and women who are skinny. She points out how seeing images of underweight models affects us in many negative ways and discusses a study that showed that exposure to such images for just 60 seconds can impact our perception of beauty. She goes on to talk about the fluidity of beauty ideals in ours and in other cultures.
This video pokes fun at the extensive use of airbrushing technology in virtually every image we see in the media and presents the outrageous transformations that could be achieved through using Photoshop to enhance your own photos. We love the ending line that mimics Maybelline’s famous tag-line: Maybe she’s born with it. Eh. No. I’m pretty sure it’s Photoshop.
Hosts of The Talk discuss their no-makeup show and their experiences with going all-natural – both their own feelings and other peoples’ reactions. They also talk about the lengths that they’ve gone to in their pursuit for beauty.
Good Morning America reports about 16-year-old Taylor Townsend, a top-ranked junior tennis player. The United States Tennis Association discouraged her from competing in the U.S Open tournament and because they felt she needed to improve her fitness. This video demonstrations the disappointing truth that for female athletes, being muscular, strong, and also an accomplished player is not always enough.
Evolution was an advertising campaign launched as part of the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, which aims to encourage women to embrace our differences and to love and accept ourselves just the way we are. This video shows the transformation of an ordinary looking woman to the striking image that appears on a billboard after being “touched up” by a team of professionals and Photoshop. It illustrates that the images we see in the media are heavily altered and unrealistic.
This video features teens that are speaking out about how they feel about their bodies and their efforts to try to fit within our culture’s narrow standards of beauty. They also discuss the impact that the media and others’ judgments of them have on the way they feel about themselves.
Girls who have suffered from eating disorders present staggering facts and statistics about eating disorder prevalence and treatment. They also share details about their own struggles and their decisions to seek help and walk down the path of recovery.
Selena Gomez & The Scene’s hit song from March 2011 inspires us to recognize the beauty in ourselves. The lyrics are inspiring and encourage appreciation of the beauty in everyone.
In this video, Kid President, a creation of SoulPancake, encourages us to appreciate life and to make every day awesome.
In our culture, there is a particular look most women strive for. Despite the fact that our culture’s standard of beauty is unattainable for most, many go to great lengths to try to fit the mold, often through unhealthy means. This inspiring video challenges us to rethink the concept of beauty. Beauty is more than what you see on the run-ways and in the magazines. Beauty is unique. It cannot be defined or described, merely experienced.
Brave is an empowering anthem written and performed by pop artist Sara Bareilles. This song encourages us to not be afraid to be ourselves, to be brave, in a world filled with tough critics. In REbeL, we are redefining beauty and health, changing the way we perceive ourselves and others, and rebelling against our culture’s focus on dieting and engaging in negative self-talk. Taking part in the REbeLution takes a great deal of courage. For this reason, REbeL loves Sara Bareilles’s song Brave!
This video was created by one of our very own REbeL members from Blue Valley Northwest High School, Kristen Matusek. It features REbeL members in action in the schools and in the community. Members talk about what REbeL means to them and the positive changes that they have seen in themselves and in their peers through participation in this innovative organization.
Our very own REbeL members created this inspiring Public Service Announcement entitled Love Your Selfie for the NBC Today Show’s The More You Know campaign in April of 2014. Filmed at Blue Valley Northwest High School, this short clip encourages us to be ourselves.
In this video, a professional artist sketches several women’s portraits – one based on their own descriptions of themselves and a second based on a stranger’s description of them. What these women discover is that they were far more critical and harsh in their descriptions. This eye-opening experience empowered these women to appreciate their own natural beauty and to be less critical of themselves.