As a boy, I find this success inspiring. It’s not just for girls. It shows that young people, working together, can make change happen. I go through every day looking around and seeing all of the things that just aren’t right, all the ways that we teenagers are taken for granted, exploited, and taken advantage of. It’s easy to think that we can’t do anything about it, that we have to wait until that magic future when we are the adults, but this victory shows that we can do things now, that we can speak truth to power and be heard. A baby lion is a lion nonetheless.
When middle school girls are dealing with bullying, boys, cliques, body image, drinking, smoking and other tough issues, the best resource is an older girl who’s already been there.
New Moon Girls has teamed with Sarah Manavis, a former NMG member now in high school, to give younger girls support. The Sister to Sister program mentors members on New Moon Girls, a safe social network where girls 8 and up can create and share poetry, artwork, videos, and more in a moderated, positive environment.
Mentors are girls age 15+ who help moderate discussions, answer girls’ questions, and create positive content for girls who use NMG. Sound like something you’re interested in? Check out more details and apply!