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Powered by Girl

A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists
  • By Lyn Mikel Brown
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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.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780807094600
    • Manufacturer: Beacon Pr
    • ISBN 13: 9780807094600
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2016
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Lyn Mikel Brown
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