It is so important to support our girls and teach them they have the power to create good lives and communities. Dr. Nancy spoke to more than 400 girls at a multicultural middle school in Brampton, a suburb of Toronto, Canada. She told them stories of young women who had used their power to make a huge impact on the world around them.
In this speech she included Canadian girls like:
- Mackenzie Murphy and Molly Burke, who created award-winning anti-bullying campaigns
- Tessa Hill and Lia Valente for their My Dress Is Not a Yes anti-rape campaign
- Shannon Koostachin, a First Nations activist who fought for a school for her Cree tribe
Dr. Nancy teaches girls that education is empowerment, that they have many types of power, and that the most important one may be their ability to support each other. Facing your fears is important to claiming your power, so she encourages them to persist despite the barriers and gender bias they may encounter. “There is nothing wrong with you,” she teaches.
This presentation includes a self-scoring assessment so girls can estimate their current level of power in various areas. She provides an extreme self care plan so girls know how to take care of themselves, and encourages them to look deeply into their deepest values and connections with the world around them.
Use the contact form to ask Dr.Nancy about speaking to your girls.