The pressures our pre-teen and teen girls experience – Am I pretty enough? Smart enough? Thin enough? – are nothing new. But each one needs to know she isn’t the only one consumed by doubts of self-worth. It’s time to look into a different mirror.
Need to be taken to a higher level? It’s time to hang with Brooke Raboutou, who was 11 when this video was recorded (in 2013). Now 16, Brooke and her older brother, Shawn (age 19) continue to hone their impressive climbing skills. Brooke spends 15 hours a week climbing and another nine hours on training. Talk about following your dreams!
Caitlin is changing the world, one Post-It at a time. At 16, she is the creator of Positive Post-It Day. She uniquely created the event to put an end to bullying after a bully urged her to die. Positive Post-It Day has grown to an international level, celebrated as far as Japan, Brazil, England and the United Arab Emirates. Her CBC National news segment has been viewed over 4 million times.
As an anti-bullying advocate, Caitlin has spoken to thousands of kids, adults and elderly across the world about combating bullying with positivity. In addition, she...
We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken up the charge to socialize young girls to take risks and learn to program -- two skills they need to move society forward. To truly innovate, we cannot leave behind half of our population, she says. "I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection."
Through her nonprofit, Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani initiates young women into the tech world. Her...
Fifteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong female, teenage role models -- so she built a space where they could find each other. At TEDxTeen, she illustrates how the conversations on sites like Rookie, her wildly popular web magazine for and by teen girls, are putting a new, unapologetically uncertain and richly complex face on modern feminism.
Tavi Gevinson is a fashion blogger and a feminist who encourages everyone to embrace their complexity and look cool doing it.