How Can Kids Learn Respect While Adults Throw Verbal Grenades on Social Media?

I know that people attack each other on social media every day, every minute. For many, it’s practically a pastime. As the Executive Director of a nonprofit that teaches girls and young women to use social media in healthy and empowering ways, I am steeped in this world. Yet, I was still shocked this month […]

Dear Pop Star…thanks for the inspiration!

At MEDIAGIRLS, we teach our participants to deconstruct song lyrics and music videos to better understand how music influences the way we think about ourselves. We recently asked our MEDIAGIRLS’ participants what popular songs they like or dislike based on the song’s message to girls and women. We then provided the girls with the necessary tools […]

It’s time to start depicting strong women, please!

Here at MEDIAGIRLS we teach girls to analyze popular song lyrics to better understand how music influences the way we think about ourselves. We recently asked our MEDIAGIRLS’ participants what popular songs they like or dislike based on the song’s message to girls and women. We then provided the girls with the necessary tools and tips […]

These pop stars are changing the game with inspiring lyrics

In our MEDIAGIRLS program, we teach girls to analyze popular song lyrics in order to better understand how   music influences the way we think about ourselves. We recently asked our MEDIAGIRLS participants what popular songs they feel strongly about based on the song’s message to girls and women. We then provided the girls with […]

So your girl wants to be a pop star…and other worries

by Laura Whitmore Maybe your daughter seems obsessed with being the next Taylor Swift, Adele, or Rihanna. Perhaps this makes you nervous because she seems to have the chops and determination to actually pull it off. Or, maybe she can barely sing a note but wants to set up a YouTube channel to share her […]