Where Are Girls At Right Now?
Designed for teen girls, this powerful presentation puts pop culture, marketing and the ad industry under the microscope, sensitively exploring a whole raft of issues from self-esteem, brand slavery, and peer pressure, to bullying and anxieties around looks and possessions.
Alongside the issues, fun funky solutions are offered. In this session girls learn how to recognise subliminal advertising, and how best to navigate the constant pressures to act out, spend up big, let go your individuality and please their peers.
Over two years Maggie Hamilton interviewed dozens of girls, teachers, school counselors, psychologists, law enforcement, medical and other health care personnel to get an insider's view on what girls are experiencing at present. Building on this research, she offers teen girls easy workable ways out of their pressured lives.