INSPIRING, UPLIFTING & ENCOURAGING TEENAGE GIRLS

PUSHING PAST INSECURITIES AND LABELS, BOLDLY BEAUTIFUL IS A COMMUNITY FOR TEENAGE GIRLS THAT CELEBRATES EVERYONE'S UNIQUE SELVES. BE BOLD. BE BEAUTIFUL. BE BOLDLY BEAUTIFUL.


By building bonds based on trust, vulnerability and acceptance, our purpose is to empower one another and love each other and our community with the same love that rescued us! We uplift, empower, encourage and inspire teenage girls to discover their true selves, to embrace everything they were made to be, to love themselves and others, and to inspire those around them. 

Not only is Boldly Beautiful an online community, but we also gather locally (Lethbridge, Alberta) for activities, workshops and casual "hang out" evenings. We provide a safe environment for girls, ages 15-20, to be themselves, to have fun and to meet new friends... and we would love it if you'd join us!



No matter where you come from, what you're going through, what your beliefs may be or what you look like, the truth is we could all use a little more friendship, love and encouragement in our lives. The beauty of it is that we do not need to agree with each other.. we're just called to love one another!

WELCOMING TO ALL GIRLS

Sometimes we just need someone who's already been through the things you're going through and sometimes we just need someone with a willing, listening ear to bounce ideas and thoughts off. We are always open to being that listening ear, either as individual mentors or as an entire group.

MENTORING

We know, without a doubt, that you have the ability to do amazing, life-changing things. Through blog posts, workshops, and activities we want to provide you with the confidence and boldness to change the world through your voice and actions.

LEADERSHIP

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS

Create and imagine. Nobody knows better than us the power of having a creative outlet. Sometimes you just need to get creative, get messy and just sit down and "do" to your hearts content. That's why we like to have occasional evenings where we get together and allow our creative juices to flow! Who knows, you may fall in love with a creative outlet that you never thought you'd ever be interested in!
Not only do we believe in learning to love and embrace our identities, we also believe in loving the community around us with the same love that rescued us! In previous years we have collected grad dresses, backpacks and school supplies for those less fortunate who can not afford to purchase those things themselves. We have huge dreams of filling shoeboxes, mailing out encouraging notes and packages, handing out sandwiches to the homeless, raking leaves for the elderly etc. 

LOVING OUR 
​COMMUNITY

HONEST CONVERSATION

Real, honest talk is freeing. Being vulnerable opens you up to forming true, deep relationships with people but also lets you know that you aren't the only one experiencing and feeling things you may be feeling. We value vulnerability and honest conversation and the power it has to change lives.

MEET THE FOUNDERS

JESSICA VAN DYK
​A wife, a mother and an artist.


​Be the person that you needed when you were younger…. That's my why. I grew up in a loving and stable home and yet I needed a place like Boldly Beautiful. A place to keep me from obsessing over my physical appearance and boys, a group of people to chisel away some of my insecurities while building on my strengths. I needed a tribe that would have come around me in the lows and those same people celebrating with me in the high points. I needed to learn to serve others, to see people for their hearts and to truly love. A place to explore creativity and a place to learn to be courageous. More importantly, a place to discover my identity and my created purpose. I believe that this community that we are building is needed. I believe with all my heart that the world's standard of beauty needs to take a back seat to the things that make these girls unique and truly beautiful.
JESSICA SLINGERLAND
A mother and a day-dreamer.

For the past five years I've been running portrait photography business , focusing mainly on grads and young women. It was through that I realized my passions definitely included helping change the lives of teenage girls. I had dreamed up so many ideas for my business and eventually realized that those ideas needed a place of their own.

When I was a teen I was loud and outgoing but on the inside I was a total mess. I felt alone and unworthy; like nobody really understood or loved me. For me, Boldly Beautiful is about making sure that the girls know they aren’t alone. I want to help them feel like they’ve got a supportive group of people who love them for who they are. In addition to that, it’s also about how teen girl's view "beauty". It's not about the outward things, but rather about the inward. Being beautiful, truly beautiful, in an inward, selfless way; to be unconditionally loving, to give of yourself and your time to others... all the things that make you truly beautiful require bravery and boldness. It's my goal to direct the teenage girls to that boldness and from there, to let their true beauty shine in a way they never have before!

WHAT WE BELIEVE

BOLDLY BEAUTIFUL IS A NON-DENOMINATIONAL, MULTI-CULTURAL,
LOVING AND EMBRACING COMMUNITY


We Believe in the Following Truths:



- We believe that all people are of infinite value.
- We believe that we're in this together; that nobody should have to go through life alone.
- We believe that in a world of indivualism we can still be a community.
- We believe in grace. 
- We believe in authenticity, vulnerability and intentional living. 
- We believe that we were created with divine purpose.
- We believe that everyone needs to experience unconditional love.
- We believe that everyone is beautiful.
- We believe that everyone is worth getting to know and worth fighting for.

... and chocolate. We believe in chocolate.