Powered by Girl by Lyn Mikel Brown
Powered by Girl is a powerful and compelling collection of interviews with girls and women regarding their own experiences in activism. Not only does this book share personal, real life stories of women who wish to change the world for the better, but it also serves as a how-to for any girls or women out there who are seeking to do the same. A first of its kind, Powered by Girl teaches us the importance of women activists. Brown reminds us that it doesn’t matter whether you’re a thirteen-year-old girl or eighty-three-year-old woman, activism has no age — or gender — limits.
Lyn Mikel Brown is an academic, author, feminist, and activist from Maine. Today, she teaches at Colby College, focusing particularly on youth activism, the sexualization and objectification of girls, and female development. She is the co-founder of Hardy Girls Healthy Women, an organization that aims to help girls realize the power they hold right in their very hands that equips them to fight for a better world (especially by causing a ruckus.) In 2013, Brown was inducted into the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame. Powered by Girl is her sixth book.
For more from Lyn you can follow her on Twitter @LynMikel, and Hardy Girls Healthy Women @Hardy_Girls.
You can purchase Powered by Girl: A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local bookstore.
Praise for Powered by Girl: A Field Guide for Supporting Youth Activists:
“Behind every ‘exceptional’ girl is… a movement! Kudos to Lyn Mikel Brown for identifying the architecture that lifts up the next generation of feminists!” — Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, authors of Manifesta and Grassroots
“Powered by Girl is the essential manual for anyone working with young activists — from youth workers to seasoned mentors. Lyn Mikel Brown presents the necessary skills for adult allies to be supportive and effective backseat drivers while girls do the steering.” — Wendy Lesko, President of Youth Activism Project and Co-Founder of School Girls Unite