Our Girls Leadership Parent and Daughter Book Club ended the year with two graphic novels – El Deafo by Cece Bell and Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. As a teacher, parent, and reader, I heartily recommend graphic novels for all kids, especially for girls. Here are a few reasons why: 1. Graphic novels motivate …

We often ask parents to role model conflict as an opportunity for change. Kim O’Malley, Girls Leadership’s Senior Educator for Colorado, shares how she used 4 Steps for Healthy Conflict, a powerful tool from our Parent & Daughter Workshop curriculum to resolve a conflict in her home. Dear Dishwasher, We have to talk. Your relentless need for …

“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.” ~ Audre Lorde As a young girl, adults often labeled me as “shy.” It was a title I secretly hated and struggled to shed. There was so much more to me than the “shy” label …