CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- A group of young women studying Women's and Gender issues at UNCC have been through a lot.
"I remember what it was like in elementary school and people used to pick on me and that stuff sticks with you through your whole entire life," said freshman Hannah Kahl.
They've all grown up struggling with self-esteem.
"I definitely think it comes from society," said senior Victoria Pizarro.
But the college students are using what their life experiences to help other young girls.
"I think that we can provide a lot of advice for the girls and I think that it's going to be really cool because you can relate to them since you've been there," said Kahl.
The ladies and their professor have partnered with DOVE Real Beauty Campaign to empower young girls through a workshop.