GirlSource: a book by and for young women about relationships, rights, futures, bodies, minds, and souls

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Jessica Barnes (ed.)
Wanda Chan (ed.)
Shirley Escobar (ed.)
Ilene Franco (ed.)
Ingrid Garcia (ed.)
Aisha Ivory (ed.)
Faye Liang (ed.)
Diane Martinez (ed.)
Lina Shatara (ed.)
Diana Valdivia (ed.)
Publisher: 
Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Berkeley, CA

Addresses real-life topics like stress and depression, menstruation, sex, pregnancy, rape, drugs and alcohol, school, friendship, dating, college, work, and discrimination.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1580085555
TEEN.G57 2003
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Spring 2006: Young women have many concerns that well-meaning adults may not be able (or willing) to address. Advice is too freely given. Questions about healthy diets, abusive relationships, birth control or sexual orientation are hard enough for adults to tackle, let alone discuss with their daughters or students. Luckily, GirlsSource, an American organization that provides job and leadership opportunities to girls, ages 14-18, from low-income families, is willing to write about them! Written by teens for teens, this work addresses real-life topics like stress and depression, menstruation, sex, pregnancy, rape, drugs and alcohol, school, friendship, dating, college, work and discrimination. It is not about giving advice, the young women state, it is about sharing stories and experiences to help young women make choices for their own lives. The articles included reflect the diverse opinions, concerns, stories and experiences of teens today.