redefine culture for women and girls
What does it mean to redefine culture?
Too often, girls internalize the message that to be a successful woman in our culture – whatever that means to each of us – means choosing one of two routes: transform yourself into a sex object, or behave in the same way as a man to achieve success. In other words, being equal means being the same. When we educate girls to believe that being equal means being the same, we confuse them, we diminish them, even rob them of the joy of being a woman.
Naming and celebrating differences between men and women is essential for the development of self esteem and positive development of boys and girls.
To me, this is what it means to
REDEFINE CULTURE FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS.
Naomi Katz is the author of Beautiful: Being an Empowered Young Woman and the visionary behind Her Wisdom, a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating the authenticity of women’s leadership. She is an educator who provides tools for women and girls to redefine culture by reclaiming the language they use to talk about themselves. Naomi has worked with young women for nearly 20 years on four continents. Inspired by the indigenous practices of the women of the earth, she has traveled the world studying ancient wisdom.
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Beautiful: Being an Empowered Young Woman
Do you remember your first kiss? Your first heartbreak? Your first bra? The first time your best friend betrayed you? Beautiful: Being an Empowered Young Woman peels back the truth behind becoming a woman in a chaotic world where airbrushed perfection is beauty – when in reality, beauty is who you are.
Beautiful offers strategies to help young women cope with contemporary issues, like body image, the media, relationships, competition, sex and peer pressure. It explores the way adolescents see and talk about themselves, and answers the big questions young women are afraid to ask.
Naomi Katz offers truths about conquering adolescence and cultivating a unique sense of self. Weaving together narratives of real teens, Katz, a teacher who has worked with young women all over the globe, provides inspiration for growing girls looking for guidance in an increasingly complicated world.