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First, please take 2 minutes to view this video that exposes how the dangerous duo of sexualization and objectification is negatively impacting girls today.
Killing them softly...
How our media-saturated culture sexualizes adolescent girls and 3 of the dangers it's causing
by Joan Rudder-Ward
In our media-saturated culture, sexualization and objectification of girls is commonplace within all forms of media.
Research links sexualization with three of the most common mental health problems of girls and women.
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Are you a female mentor, educator, or community service provider who wants to make a positive impact in the lives of adolescent and teen girls?
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You can have your own photography-based empowerment workshops for girls, using our specialized online training program!
Photography, video, media literacy, and more are interwoven with a research-based curriculum that challenges creativity and critical thinking skills.
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An expert in harnessing the power of the visual image, Joan Rudder-Ward, MBA, Certified Professional Photographer, is an award-winning television producer, photographic artist, and filmmaker.
For more than 30 years, she has used her skills and unique vision in photography and video to bring transformation into the lives of others.
She created her unique photography-based personal development program for girls in 2005, after years of research.
Film-making, television production, and photography are tools I use to inspire, encourage, and impart vision to others--tools that I use share the stories and visions of others, and to help others discover gifts and talents within themselves.
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Doors of opportunity are open to me! That’s what this photo represents. Though in my life growing up in foster care, I may have felt the walls were closed in on me and I couldn’t get out, but, I now know that good things are ahead, as wonderful doors have opened for me. This workshop has helped me to see that!
One thing I've learned through the workshops is It’s okay to be myself. I am lovable the way I am. I won’t let others get me down. I will make changes that I can make. I will talk more positively about myself, because I am a valuable young woman.
The girls from our foster care agency thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and want to continue with more classes!
Working with Joan and all of her amazing lifestyle development programs has been life-changing. As a young adult taking her classes, I learned how to apply grace and kindness towards myself and others. Joan planted the seeds of love in my heart and gave me the tools to help them grow. Now I am a life coach and entrepreneur in the health and wellness spectrum. Thank you, Joan and thank you, Lord for putting her in my path.
Killing them softly... How our media-saturated culture sexualizes adolescent girls and 3 of the dangers it's causing written by Joan Rudder-Ward
In our media-saturated culture sexualization and objectification of girls is commonplace within all forms of media
Research links sexualization with three of the most common mental health problems of girls and women
Many girls suffer a loss of 'true-self' which can be hard to regain