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MEDIAGIRLS @ Brimmer and May: Inspiring Women Who Deserve the Media Spotlight

Participants think about women in their lives that have made a positive impact on them based on actions rather than appearance. Participants can choose to use their written words to write a blog post about their inspirational female role models, express themselves through art, or make a short video explaining the impact the role model has had on them. The lesson teaches girls to identify strong inner traits in others that can be a positive influence on themselves and their own self-worth.



My sister, Rayah, is an amazing Muslim woman that focuses on supporting woman of all kinds. She is working on a Muslim women’s clothing line to support Muslim women around the world. Everyday she supports me and other women by making art and working her best to make everyone around her feel better. Any time I feel down she makes me feel better even when we are joking around she makes me feel better about myself. She inspires me to be better every day and to work hard for anything I believe and support. She is trying to get a job with Nike so she could design clothes to support women. – Liyanna

I think a very important quality though previously mentioned is the ability to just not care what others think. There are a lot of reasons I think this is an important quality and there are a lot of people real and fictional who display it. In my mind to not care what others think is almost like a superpower because in the world we live in today everyone has these fears that they are always being judged and thus to make a good impression we are always trying to fit these standards and rules that don’t actually exist. Some real people in my own life who I see this in are my mother, my grandmothers, and some of my cousins. Now I know this is probably going to sound a bit silly but there is also a heck of a lot of fictional characters who have this quality. I actually think that having so many fictional characters who people can look up to is amazing because though it is really important to have people in real life to look up to like in my case my mom, having these characters allows everyone and anyone to have access to a role model with this trait. Just a few I can think of include, Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Anne Shirley, and many many more. When we stop caring what others think we have the freedom to truly be our selves – Grace K

My mom is someone who I admire. At the age of just 18 years old she proved everyone wrong and stayed strong while being a single mother. She is a determined, positive and very supportive role model to me that I could not live without. Whenever I want to give up or stop doing something that I love, she lifts me up and encourages me to keep going even when I think I can’t. She inspires me daily and teaches valuable life lessons that have helped me get through the hardest times. She has taught me to be a kind, hardworking person who cares for others. Media should shine the spotlight on people like my mom because they are and amazing influences for young girls like me. – Sylvia

Someone who I admire is J.K. Rowling. She had stayed strong through tough times. She had a tough marriage and after a couple years she and her husband split. She was a single mother and was struggling with depression. She was an author, and while she started to write Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone, she added in her own feelings and experiences. J.K. was rejected by many publishers, who wouldn’t publish Harry Potter but she didn’t give up. – Gigi