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Enough As She Is: Helping Girls Reject "Supergirl" Pressures

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: On the surface, girls may seem exceptional. In reality, they are anxious and overwhelmed.
Air Date: 4/10/18
Duration: 23:20
Host: Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Rachel Simmons
Rachel Simmons is the author of Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives, and the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl. As an educator, Rachel teaches girls and women skills to build their resilience, amplify their voices, and own their courage so that they—and their relationships—live with integrity and health.

The cofounder of national nonprofit Girls Leadership, she is an experienced curriculum writer and educator. She is currently the leadership development specialist at the Wurtele Center for Leadership at Smith College, and is Girls Research Scholar in Residence at The Hewitt School in New York. Rachel has served as a national spokesperson for the Always #LikeAGirl and Keds Brave Life Project campaigns, and consults nationally on women’s professional development.

Rachel was the host of the PBS television special, “A Girl’s Life,” and her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Atlantic, Slate, and The New York Times. Rachel is a regular contributor to Good Morning America and appears often in the national media. Odd Girl Out was adapted into a highly acclaimed Lifetime television movie. Rachel lives in Western Massachusetts with her daughter.
  • Book Title: Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/rachel.simmons/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @RachelJSimmons
Enough As She Is: Helping Girls Reject "Supergirl" Pressures
On the surface, girls may seem exceptional. In reality, they are anxious and overwhelmed.

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Rachel Simmons has been researching young women for two decades, and her research plainly shows that girl competence does not equal girl confidence -- nor does it equal happiness, resilience, or self-worth.

Even if your home is a compassionate, confidence-promoting environment, the exposure to social media mobilizes self-doubt and self-criticism. 

Listen as Rachel joins host Lisa Davis to discuss insights from her meticulous research and provide solutions for girls to navigate toxic elements of social media, prioritizie self-care, and seek support when they need it.

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