Girl Positive: Supporting Girls To Shape A New World

September 20, 2016|
Girl Positive: Supporting Girls To Shape A New World by Tatiana Fraser
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Hailed by Sophie Grégoire Trudeau as a "call-to-action" in these highly policiticized times, Girl Positive showcases the diverse voices of girls across North America, and drawing on the wisdom of young women making positive change in their lives and communities, offer tools for families, friends and educators to assist this empowerment.

      Girl Positive takes an engaging, cutting-edge view of the cultural, social and political issues facing girls today. Looking closely at topics from social media, sexual violence, hypersexuality and cyberspace identities to girls transforming the world as leaders and agents of change, Girl Positive offers stories of struggle and victory, and brings to light where today’s girls are finding new paths to empowerment. Tatiana Fraser and Caia Hagel explore these insights and challenges with depth, compassion and a sense of adventure.

      The authors travelled from Montreal to Toronto, New Haven, Whitehorse, Los Angeles, Vancouver, San Francisco, Detroit and the Wemindji Cree Nation in northern Quebec, to hang out in coffee shops, dance studios, classrooms, gyms, skate parks, beaches and bedrooms, and talk with school girls, college students and young women in their early careers. Interspersed with their narratives is advice and input from experts in media, health, race and gender politics, sexuality, education and leadership. Each chapter also includes a Survival Kit, which offers tips and discussion questions for girls and the adults in their lives. 

      Through Fraser and Hagel’s journey readers will learn how to better equip themselves to support girls (and boys)—as parents, friends, educators, mentors and activists. Girl Positive celebrates all girls, illuminates emerging culture and fresh politics, and shows us the future in the making.

CONTENTSHello from Us to You 1Introduction: Why Girls? 41. UNFINISHED BUSINESS 10Challenges New and Old 12Our Mothers, Ourselves 13Secrets, Shadows and Violence 17Rock On! 18About the Survival Kit 192. DISEMPOWERED AND DUPED? CALIFORNIA GIRLS 20Girl Power and the Economy of Visibility 26Army-Style Surveillance and Fitting In 28At Venic...
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Title:Girl Positive: Supporting Girls To Shape A New WorldFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:352 pages, 9.27 X 6.29 X 1.21 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 9.27 X 6.29 X 1.21 inPublished:September 20, 2016Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345808398

ISBN - 13:9780345808394

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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