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

April 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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

February 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Happy new year: Let’s change the world!

My colleague at Abilene Christian University, Randy Harris, once said, “The one who wins is the one who can die happily. Who can look back on their life and say, ‘That … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

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