Self-Esteem Resource Library

A Really Good Brown Girl
According to Brick Books, "A Really Good Brown Girl" is a fierce, honest and courageous account of what it takes to grow into one’s self and one’s Metis heritage in the face of myriad institutional and cultural obstacles.

Equity Centre
Internal Resource
The Equity Centre is a student-run office which organizes awareness and acceptance events to educate and include the diverse student population on campus.

Hairspray (2007)
"Hairspray" revolves around a woman whose body image and inclusive outlook rock the 1962 Baltimore TV show which casts her as their newest member.

How to Fail
According to PodBean, "How To Fail With Elizabeth Day" is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right and a focus on what their failures taught them about how to succeed better.

Indigenous Goddess Gang
This website demonstrates how women all over the world are "Indigenously Reclaiming Identity" and how you can join them by following their many blogs, which include Music Medicine, A Tribe Called Beauty, and Strong Womxn.

Centre for Clinical Interventions Module on Self Esteem
Here you can find information, worksheets and a workbook that guides you through 9 modules for help understanding and improving your self-esteem.

"Juanita" can be streamed on Netflix and describes the journey a woman takes to leave her life behind and travel to a random small town to rediscover her identity with Indigenous healing traditions.

LGBTQ+ Youthline
Youthline provides a safe space to access peer support and resources on LGBTQ+ pride for anyone under 29 years of age.

Moonlight explores familial and relational themes of attachment, vulnerability, and intimacy.  Barry Jenkins’ film also tackles topics around identity formation, including Chiron’s sense of self, racial and sexual identity, and masculinity.

Self-Acceptance Video
This video about developing ways to love and accept yourself can be found on a website which identifies ways to become happier and develop a healthy self-image.

The Body is Not an Apology
World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength.

The Gifts of Imperfection
Brené Brown motivates you on your journey toward self-acceptance by bring to light unrealistic expectations we and society hold us up to.

Cultural Mindfulness
George Couchie highlights the resilience and barriers that have been overcome by Indigenous people on their journeys toward self-acceptance and healing from trauma, both new and inter-generational.

The Imposter Cure
A self-help book about imposter syndrome that can help you remember that you do indeed deserve the success and happiness that you are experiencing.

The School of Life
This Youtube channel explores different themes of mental health and self-esteem with fun animated videos.

The Trevor Project
LGBTQ+ youth under 25 can reach out to this helpline for resources and counselling services around pride and self-love.
This app provides positive affirmations and is sure to improve your mental health and boost your mood.