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Teen Girls Self Esteem

4 Ways Social Media Can Undermine Girls and Women

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Teenage girls and adult women are often emotionally bruised when social media becomes their North Star for finding meaning and purpose in life. There are limits to what social media can positively provide and female users who do not understand these limits may struggle in a variety of ways.

Why I'm Taking A Stand Against My School's 'Dress Code'

Marion Mayer | Posted 03.18.2014 | Teen
Marion Mayer

You are literally sending the message to young girls, who are already struggling with self confidence, that hiding their body makes them more attractive. You are establishing a sense of shame in these young, developing minds and bodies.

Has The Pressure For Perfection Become Too Much?

Camila Vincent de Urquiza | Posted 03.10.2014 | Teen
Camila Vincent de Urquiza

Being constantly told that being the wrong height, weight, hair color, eye color, skin color or "type" is what stands between you and your potential happiness is despicable.

Why It's Harder Than Ever for Teens Today: Is Self-Esteem at an All Time Low?

BritChick Paris | Posted 10.12.2013 | Teen
BritChick Paris

No one is safe anymore from this modern day disease of self-doubt and at times, loathing. It is high time we put a stop to all of this. I am not sure how, but I know that teens need our help.

The Ugly Little Girl

BritChick Paris | Posted 10.12.2013 | Teen
BritChick Paris

It's time for schools to build confidence as well as brains, for parents to talk about these issues. This is a crisis of self-esteem -- of a basic human value -- and we cannot ignore it any longer.

'Seventeen's' BMI Calculator Is Really (Really) Not OK

Christina Huffington | Posted 12.06.2012 | Women

A BMI calculator on a website for teen girls? Seventeen apparently thought it was a good idea. The magazine for adolescent girls featured a calculator...

Being Proud 2 Be Us

Julia Bluhm | Posted 01.12.2013 | Teen
Julia Bluhm

It's refreshing to see some things that are so important that we all agree on them: loving our bodies, minds, and selves, and encouraging our sisters and daughters and cousins to love themselves.

What's Luck Got to Do With It?

Jane Buckingham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

Sure, serendipity can help you be in the right place at the right time, and little blessings might offer opportunity. But it isn't luck that gives you resilience or determination. It isn't luck that allows you to be strong enough to make difficult choices.

You Are Not Ugly, So Don't Make Those 'Am I Ugly?' Videos

Margaret Cho | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Margaret Cho

You're not ugly. Not in the least, so don't make those videos. Take them down if they are up. You don't need people to tell you how beautiful you are on there. You don't need to put yourself in the position to be judged that way.

Inspire A Girl, Change Her World

Jess Weiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jess Weiner

Everyone has an opportunity to make a difference in a girl's self-esteem, and we should all commit ourselves to helping girls build a positive relationship with beauty so that they can reach their full potential.