Powered by Girl

A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists
Product Number: EB00630391
Released: Sep 13, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780807094617
Publisher: Beacon Press
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A playbook for working with and training girls to be activists of their own social movements Drawing from a diverse collection of interviews with women and girl activists, Powered by Girl is both a journalistic exploration of how girls have embraced activism and a guide for adults who want to support their organizing. Here we learn about the intergenerational support behind thirteen-year-old Julia Bluhm when she got Seventeen to go Photoshop free; nineteen-year-old Celeste MontaNo, who pressed Google to diversify their Doodles; and sixteen-year-old Yas Necati, who campaigns for better sex education. And we learn what experienced adult activists say about how to scaffold girls' social-change work. Brown argues that adults shouldn't encourage girls to "lean in." Rather, girls should be supported in creating their own movements-disrupting the narrative, developing their own ideas-on their own terms.

Author(s): Lyn Mikel Brown
Original Publish Date: Sep 13, 2016

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