Body Talk: A Power Guide for Girls

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Hachette Australia, 2005 - Body image in adolescence - 230 pages
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Every day girls have to live with an intrusive unspoken world that is continuously sizing them up how they look, feel, rate, sound, what they say, when, to whom and they deal with it by themselves as best they can. This book recognises that girls are looking for ways to manage and enjoy the media-driven, sex-saturated social world they live in without simply rejecting it, or feeling overwhelmed by it. With a message that is post-Beauty Myth doom and gloom, BODY TALK grounds the new commercialised individualism of the Girl Power message through a focus on empowerment and strength for every girl. The empowerment comes from girls getting connected rather than getting competitive. While many teen books emphasise adolescent physical changes BODY TALK uniquely examines the social impact of such changes, and the body talk, both positive and negative, that results. Using simple and often humorous methods, it offers girls new ways of body talking .
Packed with quotes from teen girls, BODY TALK is inspirational, funky and accessible. It provides girls with a new way of being in the world, just when they need it the most.

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By the time Id read the introduction, I was pumped. The authors bouncy goodwill was clear; the need for this kind of constructive advice for adolescent girls is constantmeaning theres always room for ... Read full review

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