Why is it so important to empower are young girls and women?
By sharing our stories of triumph, hope and inspiration, as well as hardships and devastating losses, we help to empower are young girls to realize their worth and potential.
Especially with sex trafficking being a billion-dollar industry. They prey on our young girls by creating a bond with them. They may buy them gifts, make them feel special or just make them feel like someone cares about them.
Did you know?
-74 % of girls say they are under pressure to please everyone (Girls Inc, The Supergirl Dilemma)
-98% of girls feel there is an immense pressure from external sources to look a certain way (National Report on Self Esteem)
-92% of teens would like to change something about the way they look, with body weight ranking the highest (Dove Campaign)
-90% of eating disorders are found in girls (National Association for Self Esteem)
-1 in 4 girls today fall into clinical diagnosis- depression, eating disorders, cutting, and other mental/emotional disorders. (The Triple blind, Steven Hinshaw)
So, what are some ways you can help your daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, or a friend?
Boost her self-esteem by encouraging her to speak up and know the value of her opinion so she’s never scared but feels strong.
Shut down negativity by standing against negative comments whether it be cyber bullying or bullying at school.
Be open and honest with her. Share your own stories of hardships and trials and let her know that we all experience hardships in life but in the end, they make us stronger and more resilient. Also know when to be quiet and just listen to her with no judgments.
Lead by example and become a mentor. Our young girls are deeply influenced by what we do, so be a good role model and empower them through your kindness and encourage them to make their aspirations and dreams a reality.
Help her to Become the Fierce Woman that She is Meant to Be!
Now I want to hear from you, how you have helped empower a woman in your life?