Friday, February 27, 2009

My Little Red Book

My Little Red Book

This is a great idea--we need to share these experiences in more open and honest ways.

MY LITTLE RED BOOK is an anthology of stories about first periods, collected from women of all ages from around the world. The accounts range from light-hearted (the editor got hers while water skiing in a yellow bathing suit) to heart-stopping (a first period discovered just as one girl was about to be strip-searched by the Nazis). The contributors include well-known women writers (Meg Cabot, Erica Jong, Gloria Steinem, Cecily von Ziegesar), alongside today's teens. And while the authors differ in race, faith, or cultural background, their stories share a common bond: they are all accessible, deeply honest, and highly informative. Whatever a girl experiences or expects, she'll find stories that speak to her thoughts and feelings.

What's your first period story?

Posted by Miriam - February 26, 2009, at 05:03PM | in Health

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Glam Council of America (for Grrrls)

This was posted on my Women's Studies Listserv (WMST-L) and seemed good for us on this blog! Check it out! xo, Leandra

Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 13:13:45 EST
From: Tracy Gilliam <GlamCouncil@AOL.COM>
Subject: Introduction of Glam Council of America-a media literacy program for teen girls

The postings for girls' studies on WMST listserv have been a plethora of
information for us as we created Glam Council of America based on the motto,
"It's not what you wear, it's who you are!" Thank you.

Currently, we are asking girls to post a story in 250 words or less on "how
a mother, teacher, or caretaker encourages and/or teaches you to be
yourself". We would also like women to post similar stories that can be read by the
young girls as a mentoring approach.

To learn more about our organization, please visit
blogspot.com_ ( . I am also
listed on _www.Linkedin.com_ ( : Tracy Gilliam
_glamcouncil@aol.com_ ( .

Please contact me if you would like further information.

Tracy Gilliam
Founder, Glam Council of America