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TEDxDirigo - Lyn Mikel Brown - Taking Back Girl Power

Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D. is a community activist, Professor of Education at Colby College, and co-creator of the nonprofit Hardy Girls Healthy Women, where she develops strength-based programs and curricular materials that scaffold girls' social change work and oversees the online media literacy and activism campaign, Powered By Girl (PBG). She is the author of five books, including Meeting at the Crossroads: Women's Psychology and Girls' Development (with Carol Gilligan), Girlfighting: Betrayal and Rejection Among Girls, and Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters From Marketer's Schemes (with Sharon Lamb; winner of a Books For A Better Life Award). In 2010, with Hunter College Professor of Social Welfare and Psychology Deborah Tolman, she initiated the Sexualization Protest Action Resistance Knowledge (SPARK) Summit and movement, a growing coalition of youth, thought leaders, researchers, and partner organizations united in their determination to challenge the sexualization of girls and work collectively to demand girls' rights to embodiment and healthy sexuality. Lyn received her doctorate from Harvard Graduate School of Education in Human Development and Psychology and was a founding member of the Harvard Project on Women's Psychology and Girls' Development.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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