Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Pressure and power: What’s a girl to do?

I was teaching a class not long ago on the sexualization of women in the media and how it impacts children and adolescents. While discussing how media’s pressure on girls … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

10 year old girl responds to sexualized media and marketing: Girls these days

As I was working with some tween girls to develop critical media literacy, we decided to make our own media to share our thoughts on sexualized media and marketing. I … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

Put the technology down and connect with your life

Last week I was in beautiful Malibu, California at the Pepperdine Lecture Series. I attended a talk by a colleague of mine, Brady Bryce, who talked about how to live … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Learning to Flourish

“I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

Are Princesses Really so Bad?!

If you read the review or information about the book Cinderella Ate my Daughter, you may be wondering, are princesses really that bad? Are they evil? Is it wrong to … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · Leave a comment
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