Powered by Girl: A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists

Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9780807094600
Publisher: Beacon Press
Language: English
Page Count: 216
Size: 8.52" l x 5.46" w x 0.61"
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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 Montaño, 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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