#BURSELF: Join the Beautiful Minds Movement

  • Tue 12th Jul 2016


Join the #BURSELF movement – July 31,2016

Because it’s cool to be YOU!

In a society where social media is king and Hollywood reality TV stars the Kardashians and Jenners attract a staggering 286.3million instagram followers, it is more important than ever for teenagers to realise their own self worth and that its ‘cool to be yourself’.

In its 3rd year, BU Day was created by Beautiful Minds Founder Marina Passalaris to educate, entertain and inspire 11-17 year old teen girls in a fun, empowering and supportive environment with engaging speakers, workshops, a fashion show, demos, dance performances and various other entertainment.

Over 1000 celebrities have jumped on board:

1: Hollywood Actress Minnie Driver did a video for us about the importance of being you
2: Actor and musician Ben Lee supported the day by posting a photo of himself with our logo and #BURSELF
3: Country music starLeann Rimes emailed us to show her support
4: Founder of International beauty brand Model Co and Judge on Celebrity Apprentice, Shelley Barrett
5: Annalise Braakensiek, model and TV personality even got the story into The Daily Mail UK
6: Andrew Morley, Home & Away and Neighbours star
7: The boys from In Stereo
8: You tube stars Brittney Lee saunders and Alan Tsibulya jumped on board
9: Girlfriend Magazine, Cottons, Yoobi and Fujifilm supported the movement
10: Kate Kendall – Founder of Flow Athletic
11: Dwayne Martens – Founder of Amazonia
12: By Charlotte Designer – Charlotte Blackney
13: Caroline Groth – Yogi Instagram celeb
14: Jessica Sepel – Nutritionist and Best selling Author


“Research shows that teen girls don’t always listen to the advice of their parents, carers or teachers. Instead, they are influenced by celebrities, influencers, bloggers and vloggers.  I created BU Day as a platform where positive role models could give the girls guidance and advice.”
– Marina Passalaris

The event is a unique, invaluable opportunity for teens to listen to inspirational speakers and share in their experiences. By educating teenage girls on the increasing number of difficult issues facing them, BU Day aims to help equip young people to enable them to tackle those tricky teenage years.

The Event

This year, BU Day has a stellar line up of inspirational speakers and celebrities putting their name to this hugely worthwhile event. Well-known YouTube personality, Brittney Lee Saunders will speak of her recent experiences as a teenager and the challenges she faced. Neighbours and Home and Away star, Andrew Morley, will be hosting the event and Australia’s newest and hottest boy band, In Stereo will be performing. YouTube sensation Alan Tsibulya, Founder of Amazonia Dwayne Martens, Founder of Tomorrow’s Youth Brent Williams and Founder of The Feminine Pathway Maree Lipschitz will also be on hand to share their story. Covering topics such as career and money advise, body image, support for anxiety and depression, beauty and health and many other relevant teen topics.

“Beautiful Minds has initiated an important conversation through BU Day. The rise of social media, the accessibility of mobile phones, the huge advances in technology and the ever changing ways of accessing dangerous information, is impacting the safety and mental health of our teenage girls,” says Passalaris.

BU Day will donate $5 from every ticket sold to headspace the National Youth Mental Health Foundation that provides early intervention mental health services for 12-25 year olds.

Come and JOIN US!

31st July 2016, 11am-3pm

Monkey Baa Theatre, Darling Quarter, Sydney

Tickets are available from www.buday.com.au

Follow on Insta: @beautifulminds


More About Beautiful Minds

Beautiful Minds was founded by entrepreneur, speaker, presenter, teen educator and author, Marina Passalaris. Beautiful Minds tackles the tough topics, bringing them to light so girls feel empowered, educated and supported throughout their often challenging journey of being a teenager.

Marina describes herself as ‘a bridge between parents and their daughters’ by working closely with teenage girls and their families, dedicated to helping them achieve happiness through education about vital life skills and, most importantly, self-esteem and confidence.

Marina has received national and international recognition for her business success and the impact she has on young and adult women alike. She wrote her first bestselling book Beautiful Minds, A Journey of Self Discovery for Teenage Girls in 2013 and in 2015, Beautiful Minds educated 33,000 teens in NSW alone.

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  • Tue 12th Jul 2016