Call for Photos: What Does Serious Play Look Like?

Serious Play for Serious Girls is looking for real-life examples of Serious Play, captured on camera. We’ll use these playful pics to illustrate the power of play in our upcoming report “The Case for Play.”

The Case for Play will be published in late fall and will be a vivid research-based factbook explaining why play matters, why it’s serious, and how play affects the lifelong wellbeing of girls (neurologically, psychologically, sociologically…)

For examples of what Serious Play looks like, check out a sneak peek at a few of the photo submissions we’ve received thus far- via our Facebook: http://on.fb.me/tMbR5M

Here’s the official press release with all the details: http://bit.ly/pWRNQk

2011 Fall Internship Program

We’re accepting 2 part-time fall interns to train, work, and toil alongside BlackDog’s social activists on the Serious Play for Serious Girls project.

Among their exciting duties, our fall interns will help research, write, edit, proof, design, publish, and digitally distribute “The Case for Play”- a vivid, playful, research-based fact book explaining why play matters, why it’s serious, and how it affects the lifelong wellbeing of girls (neurologically, psychologically, sociologically…). From assisting with the initial research to mailing out the final product, this team will bring existing skill sets to the table and participate in the concept-to-reality development. (more…)

Celebrating Solutions: the New Threats to Girlhood Blog

Serious Play for Serious Girls has developed a new blog to recognize, celebrate, and connect the activists, organizations, and community efforts that are taking on Threats to Girlhood and positively contributing bold solutions to the issues identified in our annual Threats to Girlhood Report. (more…)

2011 Summer Internship Program

Serious Play for Serious Girls is looking for a dedicated and talented crew, well-versed in related fields of study and research, to help author the 2011 Threats to Girlhood Report.

 

From assisting with the initial research to mailing out the final product, this team will bring existing skill sets to the table and participate in the concept-to-reality development… (more…)

Call for Research

Serious Play for Serious Girls has issued a call for research on all issues threatening girls’ wellness and wellbeing for the upcoming 2011 Threats to Girlhood Report.
If your work contributes valuable insight into girls’ wellness and development, girls’ education, the impact of modeling and messaging, the power of play, or emerging issues affecting the lives of girls- we want to hear from you.
View the 2011 Call For Research for additional details.

The Case for Girls’ Schools

“The Case for Girls’ Schools” report is now available online.

Girls’ schools help reduce Threats to Girlhood by overturning the gender stereotypes that limit girls’ interests in maths and sciences, that keep girls from taking on leadership roles, that cause girls to feel self-conscious playing sports, and that limit girls’ lifelong potential.

The Updated 2010 Threats to Girlhood Report

The updated 2010 Threats to Girlhood Report is now available online at www.ThreatsToGirlhood.com
Threats to Girlhood include all of the issues, mindsets, factors, trends, and circumstances that impact girls’ lifelong health, wellness, happiness, and ability to succeed. (more…)

Tri Delta is Taking on Fat Talk

Fat Talk refers to all of the self-talk, statements, conversations, and expressions that contribute to unhealthy and unrealistic body images. Fat Talk is a Threat to Girlhood that degrades women’s confidence, and the Tri Delta fraternity is taking it on.
To help End Fat Talk, Tri Delta has declared October 18th – 22nd “Fat Talk Free Week.” The week kicks off with the pledge- for one week, women around the world have pledged not to talk negatively about their physical appearance. (more…)

The 2010 Threats to Girlhood Report

Serious Play for Serious Girls just released the first edition of the 2010 Threats to Girlhood Report.

Threats to Girlhood include all of the issues, mindsets, factors, trends, and circumstances that impact girls’ lifelong health, wellness, happiness, and ability to succeed. Identifying current Threats to Girlhood is an important step towards advancing the well being of girls, the possibilities for women, and the strength of communities.

Check out the report for insights into the state of girlhood and information on how we can improve the lives of women and girls: www.ThreatsToGirlhood.com

Title IX Gets a Makeover

The National Women’s Law Center has helped overturned and replace a policy loophole that has undermined the effectiveness of Title IX since 2005. The new policy, issued this week by The Department of Education, restores Title IX benefits and protections for female students across the US. (more…)

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