If you only ever listen to one episode of Write Your Own Story, let it be this one with Dr. Lisa Hinkelman. An expert on girls and the common issues they face, Lisa tells us what girls as a whole are struggling with. Adolescence shapes who we are (or are not) as we move into our adulthood. As we age, we bring with us all the baggage, skills and everything in between that we experience at early ages, even way before we hit puberty. As the adults in the lives of young girls, we need to be positive examples, but also need to provide girls with the tools to set them up for navigating the pressures they experience, self-efficacy, and effective communication. It needs to start much earlier than you probably think in order to set the foundation for what they will experience as they enter and navigate their formative years.
It’s a great time in history to be a girl, but it’s also a pretty difficult time. Girls have more opportunity than ever before (fantastic, right?!), but the one word we c