Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

Aging and Power: The Cougar Effect

I posted this article awhile back, but this article in Forbes. com made me want to come back to it. It is imperative that we as a culture begin to … Continue reading

February 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

About Face asks: Does Seventeen Magazine Honor its Body Peace Project?

A B O U T – F A C E — blog » Seventeen doesn’t stick to its own “Body Peace Project” terms. In this post, About Face questions the … Continue reading

July 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

To Be or To Be Looked At: Beauty Redefined on Objectification

Today is the day to remember you are capable of much more than being looked at. And when you begin to realize that, you can start realizing the power of your abilities and the good you can do in a world so desperately in need of you. NOT a vision of you, but ALL of you. What will you find you are capable of?
-Lexie Kite

June 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Sexualization: Real or Imagined Problem?

There has been quite a bit of debate over the issue of the sexualization of children recently due to the report Letting Children Be Children having been released by the … Continue reading

June 20, 2011 · 4 Comments

Does Monster High Teach Kindness?

It was recently announced that Mattel’s Monster High is teaming with the Kind Campaign, whose mission is stated on their website as “a movement and documentary, based upon the powerful … Continue reading

May 20, 2011 · 44 Comments

Positive Activism: Make an Ad to Make a Point to Candies

I told you about this creative activism campaign and the companies involved in previous posts. The Candie’s ad campaign contest ends today, so please go online and make an ad … Continue reading

May 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Personal Awakening: I may never be ideal, but I can be healthy

My personal journey in realizing that life is too short to spend our precious time and energy obsessing over attaining a shape or weight that may be completely unrealistic.Our health is a precious commodity. Don’t take it for granted. Embrace the strength and health that you have everyday and encourage your children to do the same.

April 8, 2011 · 1 Comment
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