I am so often asked, "But what about the boys??" Obviously our work is girl-focused, but changing our culture isn't a girl or woman's job - it's all of our responsibility! We were so grateful to see so many people of so many different ages, genders, new parents, grandparents… and especially so many dads at our Teen Wisdom Panel! But what about the teen boys? There was ONE!
One young man bravely attended our event. One. Were all the other teen boys too intimidated? Unwilling? Uninterested? Did their parents assume this wasn't for them, or that they wouldn't want the inside scoop on teen girls? What were all the other teen boys so busy doing with their Friday night, while we were having our hearts opened wide by the inherent wisdom of teen girls? I am so curious.
What happens when you mix 250 teen girls with #realtalk?? An awesome workshop sharing our powerful work with teens from all over Marin County - woo! Our focus was "Stress & Anxiety" and "Body Image & Self-Esteem", with a mini dive into discussing sexism on the side. We were honored to meet such courageous girls this weekend... hope we see you again! Thank you to the #marinteengirlsconference for having us, see you next year!
EMILY FROST is an artist and mentor working with youth and families in the Bay Area. She is the founder of LOVE YOUR NATURE, a movement devoted to girls and women awakening to their inherent wisdom, power, and purpose.