Dr. Jennifer W. Shewmaker

Parent, Teacher, Author

No limits for girls!

I am loving this new spot by Always in their Like a Girl series of ads. Did you know that 72% of girls feel that they are limited by other … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

LEGO Objectifying Little Girls: Makeovers for the under 12’s

I have argued against girls needing pink, “girlie” LEGO since Friends was released. Because girls need the chance to build, learn, and create, not to be reminded that they are … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Webinar: Sexualized Media and Children

I’m so excited to be a part of Hardy Girls Healthy Women’s Parenting Series again this year! They have developed a great line up of resources for parents this year. … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Enough with the Pink and Blue Boxes!

I love this article, “Girls are Messy Naked Farters Too” because it resonates with my experience raising three girls. In my 20 years of working with and now parenting my … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Marissa Mayer: #Women in #Tech

  Marissa Mayer on Women in Tech In the video linked above, Marissa Mayer talks about the expanding field of technology & growing interest from young women. As an educator … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Join our alliance #BraveGirlsWant!

  We are a group of allies who believe that together, we can change our girls’ fates. Join us on the Brave Girls Want website, become part of this community … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scholarships for STEM!

Are you interested in studying one of the STEM fields? Do you know a girl who is? Check out this great scholarship opportunity from Blackberry for young women getting ready … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 2 Comments
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