Girls get bombarded with messages about what is seemingly acceptable given their body types or shapes, or hair texture, gender, intelligence, aptitude for sports, music, etc. It is time for a new narrative. It is time that all girls feel empowered to wonder. And not only to wonder, but to make it happen. The Wonder, girl! Project is one effort towards that inspiration. It is a project highlighting young women who are not allowing themselves to be limited by stereotypes or by how others might classify them or otherwise think of them. These are young women who are setting a new standard, young women who are doing it (whatever that special 'it' is for them). The new narrative is BE WHO YOU ARE. Wonder, girl!
I am absolutely thrilled to share that the Wonder, girl! series has become a traveling exhibit. It is now in it's fourth location this year alone and I had the pleasure of presenting the series live to the Open Show Los Angeles community where it was very well received. Girls do get inspired when they see themselves in others. Representation really does matter. This is the Wonder, girl! campaign. And, as always, I wish to shout out a huge "Thank you" to all the young women who so generously gave of their time to be a part of this stereo-type breaking campaign!