“Okay, let’s talk about the ‘perfect girl’ according to media,” I said to the 10 middle-school girls in the MEDIAGIRLS class I piloted in 2014. The idea was to get girls thinking critically about messages they receive from media and how it ties to their self-worth. “How would you describe her?” Silence. I try again: …
“I wish I had a mentor in my life,” is a common refrain from women of all ages. Many of us long for an angelic powerhouse who will take us under her wing and guide us through all of life’s tough situations. And, hey, some women are lucky enough to get this. Most of us, …
By Michal Shvimer, editorial volunteer for MEDIAGIRLS, is a rising junior at Boston University studying Journalism with a minor in International Relations. At Boston Calling, a summer music festival, I saw three girls standing quietly off to the side while a big crowd was enjoying the music. They were about 15 years old and wearing …
A #REALMEDIAGIRL is someone who uses her social media to be authentic, speak up for what she believes in, and lift up other girls and women.
Captain Marvel provides a wonderful opportunity to talk to your girl about what it’s like to be a girl in a male-dominated world.
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A lot is going on in the world right now that is frustrating.
What’s an aspiring teenage girl social media activist to do? 4 min read
Young people came out in record numbers in the 2018 midterms. Here’s what younger teens think about the voting age, and how to engage with your girl about politics. 5 min read
What to do when a social media post is in the gray area between cyberbullying and harmless fun. 4 min read
Good news – girls feel more empowered. Unfortunately they’re still valued by attractiveness. Here are 4 tips to equip our girls to transform the culture of media.