Archives for November 2008

The Girl Effect: A World Changing Media Message

Shaping Youth’s All Things Girl Series concludes with a two-parter on The Girl Effect, beginning with this powerful media using kinetic type in motion and piano to amplify and implore action with the … [Read more...]

Girls’ Prescription for Self-Worth: Respect Rx

As we wind down All Things Girl Week on Shaping Youth (which has turned into more of a month) let’s connect the dots on the one theme that keeps resurfacing time and again from sports and school … [Read more...]

What’s On Tweens’ Minds? Meet Denise Restauri of AllyKatzz

I figure the Obama girls are going to be a huge focal point in the months ahead (gawd help those darlings) and self-ascribed tween “experts” will be crawling out of the media morass … [Read more...]

Move Over Dr. Phil, Here Comes “Doctor Jenn for Girls”

“Ever wonder why it seems so hard to be a good parent? Do you ever feel like you don’t know how to survive the turbulent teen years? Or where you can turn for help? Rest assured… … [Read more...]

GLTR Girls: Girls Learn to Ride Creates Oceans of Self Esteem

Surfing. Wakeboarding. Snowboarding. Skateboarding. Skiing. All are ‘wannabe’ favorites of GLTR girls that opt for ‘X-treme’ sports over the ‘girly girl’ … [Read more...]

Fem 2.0: Feminine Feminism & The Mother of All Conversations

Femmes and friends of all colors are abuzz about whether Erin Aubry Kaplan’s recent Salon article about Michelle Obama’s backside was out of bounds or ‘a joyful celebration’ of … [Read more...]

Twilight Teens, GirlChild Press & A Manifesta: Read, Kiddo, Read!

Whether you’re sucking up the plotlines with girls of all ages and stages as part of the Twilight saga book series or are completely unaware of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer as the up and … [Read more...]

Motrin, Media Mamas and Twitter Tirades: Marcom Blunders Redux

“When will they ever learn? When will they eeeeeeeever learn?” With apologies to Pete Seeger this media mama is having a déjà  vu moment blinking back to the corporate … [Read more...]

Girls For A Change: Amy Jussel and Carrie Ellett On World-Changing

Some of you may remember I was one of the fortunate U.S. delegates last year for GWLN's “Women Leaders for the World 2007” along with global citizen and Hardy Girls Healthy Women advisory board member … [Read more...]

Girls Gone Global: GWLN Hosts Younger Leaders Worldwide!

Young leaders are ready to engage around the globe with the most daunting challenges facing our world, as girls ready for change are popping up in the media everywhere leading efforts, organizations, … [Read more...]

Shaping Youth’s Body Image Expert Dr. Robyn Silverman on Dove

What would you say real beauty is all about? How would you explain it to your daughter, your niece, your student, or other girls you love? Joining Dove Self Esteem Ambassador, Jessica Weiner and … [Read more...]

New Moon Girl Media Officially Launches on Founder’s Birthday!

Bringing girls voices to the world, New Moon Girl Media’s online community vaults out of beta testing to be “born” on Founder Nancy Gruver’s birthday today! I’m … [Read more...]

Shaping Youth Interviews Girl Mogul Founder Andrea Stein

All Things Girl Week continues on Shaping Youth with some incredible resources and inspirations coming your way! From 2,300 girls trained to be social change agents in 6 metro areas in 26 days via … [Read more...]

Women and the Military: MyVetwork Launches Today!

Anyone who has been involved with the military community recognizes ‘active duty’ soldiers are only the most visible folks who serve... Kids, military moms and sisters of all sorts are … [Read more...]

A Tee Party Kicks Off ‘All Things Girl’ Week on Shaping Youth!

Nov. 10, 2008 Sick of suggestive innuendos plastered on the chests of wee ones? Tired of ‘So Sexy So Soon’ messaging at ever-younger ages? Looking for media and marketing that builds up rather than … [Read more...]

Games For Health Regional Summit: Playnormous, Humana & More

Are these critters cute, or what? They're the lil' monsters from our friends at  Playnormous, who shared news of a one day event called the Games for Health Regional Summit coming up December … [Read more...]

A Humorous Approach to Student Debt: Credit Cartoons

Two million kids voted in the Kids Pick the President mock elections and they nailed the outcome. (that's 4 out of 5 of the last Presidential elections, per Nickelodeon news) Now, Consumers Union is … [Read more...]

Eileen Clegg: Capturing Knowledge Via Visual Insight

When I was asked to present a workshop with all the powerhouse thought leaders and academic bigwigs this past spring at the 6th annual CCFC summit: Consuming Kids: The Sexualization of Children and … [Read more...]

New Media, The “Youth Vote” And Generation “We”

The "audacity of hope"...It's a powerful potion for all ages, not just Generation "WE." I wrote about "marketing hope" awhile back on this post Inconvenient Truth Meets Digital Earth and am in a bit … [Read more...]

Political Paper Dolls & Parodies Galore: Youth Humor 2008

Move over Stardoll, kids can now play Presidential Paper Dolls and you really CAN “cut through all the clutter” this election eve and keep your sense of humor to boot. Print 'em out. Cut … [Read more...]