Hailed by Sophie Gr goire 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.
TATIANA FRASER is a writer, speaker, activist and social innovator. Co-founder and past Executive Director of Girls Action Foundation, Fraser is recognized as a Global Ashoka Fellow and was named one of Canada's Top 100 Powerful Women by The Women's Executive Network. Through movement building, education and innovation, her work advances the empowerment and leadership of girls and women. Fraser has served on numerous boards and advisory committees including as a delegate to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, President of The Carold Institute, Vice President of Exeko, Food Secure Canada and Actua. CAIA HAGEL is a writer, creative director and entrepreneur. Her written work on culture and innovation has appeared in many publications from Art Papers to Vogue. Hagel is co-founding director of GuerrillaPop+MediaLab, a boutique media co-op that invented "moral offsetting" to create avant-garde media. She is also co-founding director of HungryForFortune, an all-female entrepreneurial collective whose projects pioneer new movements in technology and culture. She has been a speaker on art, design, pop and youth media at several events, including X Contemporary at Art Basel Miami and Forum D'Avignon@Paris, where her presentation on selfies contributed to a new Bill of Digital Human Rights.
From the Hardcover edition.