Teen Girls: Ready For A Rebel Yell? SPARK Change Now!

Sept. 7, 2010 Girls, are you tired of being wrapped up, marketed and sold like a slab of meat? Having the media tell the world what your priorities are? Sick of slimy innuendos aimed at toddlers, … [Read more...]

Raising Authentic Girls: Rachel Simmons’ “Be You! The Real Girl Tour”

August 31, 2010 “Be you!” Riiiiight. In a media environment that cynically exploits how to act, what to wear, why to buy and who to be, girls are repeatedly told to "be themselves." GirlsHealth … [Read more...]

This Valentine’s Day, Fall Madly In Love With Yourself

Feb. 12, 2010 "Madly in love with me" ---Sounds a bit narcissistic, yes? Hear me out (and don’t miss the video after the jump) as I tell my Valentine’s tale that might just be yours... First … [Read more...]

Curse of the Good Girl: Interview with Rachel Simmons

August 29, 2009 “Aw, mom, it sounds boring, why do I have to hear some ‘expert’ talk about stuff I already know…Are any of MY friends going to be there?” Those were my ten year old daughter’s words … [Read more...]

Teen Book Publishers Premiere Louder Than Words TV

August 10, 2009 It doesn’t get more real than this. Louder Than Words teen series developer Deborah Reber hosts a live chat online all this week with the fresh voices and real issues of the teen … [Read more...]

Susan Boyle’s Encore: A “Memory” For Us All

May 24, 2009 Speaking of WorldShapers, as I was researching the 'Twitter updates' on  Narada Michael Walden's mega-Memorial Day music fest for Christopher Rodriguez, I ran across Sheryl Brueker's … [Read more...]