Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker

Don't Conform, Transform

To My Daughter on Her 10th Birthday

It seems like yesterday that I was holding you as a newborn, warm and soft with a head full of dark hair. You were so tiny, so dependent on me … Continue reading

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STEM and Sexualization: A New Vision for Girls

About a week ago, I worked with several of our¬†¬†Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) faculty at ACU to host our third annual STEM for Girls day. Fifty-five middle school … Continue reading

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Change the world $17 at a time

When I read this story of a woman in a grocery store whose $17 action touched a whole family, it brought tears to my eyes. I talk a lot about … Continue reading

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Raising peacemakers in a pink and blue world

Today I presented at the Peace Conference at Abilene Christian University. I got the chance to share some of the research that I’m conducting on how gendered marketing impacts children. … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

More on healthy body image

Yesterday in class, my students and I talked about the challenges to a healthy body image. I shared a few tips we came up with to help children and adolescents … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Building a positive body image

We had a great conversation in one of my classes today about body image. We focused on what parents and other caring adults can do to help a child build … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reflections on #MLK: Raise your voice!

“Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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