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The Girl Project
By Kate Engelbrecht
(Universe, Paperback, 9780789322609, 224pp.)
Publication Date: August 30, 2011
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Female adolescence through the eyes of teenage girls for a teenage-girl audience. This empowering volume introduces the reader to an insider’s view of teenage girlhood. Through their participation in The Girl Project-created in 2007 by Kate Engelbrecht to explore the personal realities of modern female adolescence-teenage girls contributed intimate, heartwarming, diarylike text entries and photographs that capture their personal and private moments. To date, over 5,000 girls between the ages of 13 and 18 have sent in photographs, along with anonymously completed questionnaires that communicate their view of themselves and the world around them. This collection of images and text details the private and personal lives of adolescents, which together reveal an amazing narrative communicated as only teenage girls know and understand. The girls touch upon universal issues, such as their struggles with self-confidence and body image, relationships with peers and family, and their dissatisfaction with how they are presented by the media and in popular culture.
Teen readers will be rewarded with a wonderful set of sincere, deep messages and the reassurance that they are not alone.
Kate Engelbrecht holds a B.A. in sociology. She earned a reputation as a successful photographer in New York City. In 2007, Engelbrecht established a grassroots photography initiative called The Girl Project.
"Girls, teens, chicks (call us what you want) are fortunate that Ms. Engelbrecht turned her passion project into a book... I will be giving copies of The Girl Project to all the female teens I know (and maybe some male teens) as well as moms and grandmothers of teens... The most wonderful answers are to the question, “What are your favorite qualities in a person?” Those qualities are a recipe for a better world...This entire book is incredibly beautiful and so expressive. The Girl Project must be perused in detail to be comprehended and fully appreciated." ~New York Journal of Books
"CG has an important and must read book on our radar for you to check out..." ~Cosmo Girl
“When I first saw this book on Amazon, I was reminded of the Vagina Monologues and hoped for something as... refreshing as that. And I got that.” ~Christina Reads Ya