Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Social media & identity: Developing wholeness in a connected world

In the past couple of years I’ve presented several times about the concept of social media and identity, with the focus on wholeness in a connected world. In particular, these … Continue reading

May 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Getting ready to say goodbye

I woke early today, mostly due to the pesky thunderstorm raging outside. But also because my head is full of thoughts and my heart is full of feelings. You see, … Continue reading

April 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

On International Day of Women & Girls in Science: A different vision for girls

For the past several years, I’ve worked with several of our  Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) faculty at ACU to host our annual STEM for Girls day. We started with … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Your life, your journey

I have this necklace that I wear almost everyday. I bought it in Dublin from Irish jeweler Enibas. It says, in Irish, Your life…your journey.  Have you ever noticed how … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

What is consent?

I’ve written several posts about consent, no means no and yes means yes, and how to talk with kids and young adults about these concepts. Below I’m sharing a great … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Does Sexy Media Matter?

Last month I gave a TEDx talk at my university. I talked about my research into Sexualized media and how it effects children and adolescents. It was so fun to … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

To My Daughter on Her 12th 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, 2016 · 1 Comment
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