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Invest in Girls

by Bridget — June 26, 2011

Okay, so what I’m going to do this week is leave you with my collage above, plus add some great links for you to check out that I have been watching, reading, and thinking about over the past few weeks. Everything that became my inspiration for this piece. Enjoy!

Sheryl WuDunn: Our century’s greatest injustice -for TED
First posted on Empress Tea by Kim, in the comments section of her own blog post. It’s a great explanation about the value of educated women in all cultures and how vital it is to invest in girls/women.

JR’s TED Prize wish: Use art to turn the world inside out
This is an amazingly inspiring piece of how this graffiti artist is creating his own worldwide interactive gallery of works. His work enhances the city and encourages people to think differently – even in the most political of neighbourhoods.

Lawrence Cohen ‘Playful Parenting’ This last one is a book I’ve been reading. Even though I have yet to enter into parenthood, it is a valuable resource for my work in educating children. Not only does this fun and witty psychologist discuss the importance play has on nurturing close connections, solving behaviour problems & encouraging children’s confidence, he also details the necessity to empower girls and connect with boys.

I’d like to thank Lance Stein for the use of his lovely photo of the boy & girl entitled ‘Body Language’.

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