This book and curriculum were created to empower and educate young women on issues relevant to their emotional health, self confidence, safety and individual responsibility. As the famous equal rights crusader, Mary Wollstonecraft said "I do not wish for women to have power over men, but power over themselves". This is not anti male. It is pro female, pro equality, and pro individual. This is designed to teach young women that they are in control of their bodies, minds and emotions.
Praise for, I Am More Than Just a Girl
"I love it (I Am More Than Just a Girl). I am going to use it for one of my programs as the curriculum." -LaRosha Paul, Big Dreamz Inc.,
“This book encourages girls to be strong, confident, inspired, and have the will to give back! Girls will finish this book knowing that they are beautifully made and embrace their uniqueness. I am the Founder of a girls program and this book, along with the curriculum, has truly helped to make my workshops successful. The activities and discussions in this book certainly make for an enjoyable experience for the girls.” LaNetta Price, F.L.Y. Mentoring Services Inc.
“I Am More Than Just a Girl: Empowered. Informed. Equal”, by Leah Oviedo is an inspiration to girls across the globe. This book is so profound in that it is am empowerment tool to encourage girls to reach for the stars. Girl Power United, Inc. supports these efforts and appreciates Leah’s ability to motivate and challenge young women to reach their full potential. Girl Power United,
“Your book inspired me and my mentorship program. You broke down the power of a mentor and why it is needed in today's society.” Tiffany Chase, Youth and Community Advocate at Voice 4 Society,
Topics Covered in This Book: *Positive thinking *Self Defense *Beauty and Image *Anger and Stress Management *Confidence *Women's rights *Career *Education *Empowerment *Individualism *Volunteer and Community involvement *Acceptance of others *Sexual assault *Domestic violence and Bullying
Resources and Creative Exercises included in this book: *Journal Pages *Self expression *Affirmations *Inspirational and motivational activities *Meditation *Self defense guide with instructional images *National Hot-lines
Get the curriculum to accompany this book. The curriculum is free with the purchase of a softcover book at Bookemon.com Also it is available as an ebook on for your kindle.
The following organizations received a copy of the book thanks to several wonderful sponsors. Consider buying a book for a youth organization in your community. Visit Bookemon.com to buy a copy as a gift.
-Butterflies and Wildflowers Empowerment Network for Girls, Raymore, MO
-Fred Finch Youth Center, Lemon Grove, CA -Voices For Society, White Plains, NY
-Just In Time Foster Youth, San Diego, CA -Kids Unlimited of Oregon, Medford OR
-FLY Girls Mentoring, Houston, TX -Healthy Start, Fall City, WA
-SANDAPP, San Diego, CA -Girl Power United, Chesapeake, VA
-Young Women Empowered, Langley, WA -Malibu House of Hope, Agoura Hills, CA
-Girls Leadership Institute, Emeryville, CA -The Priceless Project, Lancaster, P
-Malibu House of Hope, Agoura Hills, CA -Women's Resource Center, Oceanside, CA
-Young Women Empowered, Langley WA -Big Dreamz Inc., Charlotte NC
Who has funded this book? Crystal D., Jennifer W., 1 Solution Focused Coaching, Grace A., Kenneth W., Andra M., Russell A., Club Soda, Mariella Rocha Jewelry, Your Everything Services, Zahira Tiara S., Danna D., Jasmine G., Lynda P., Brenda M., Vicki D., Gorgeousosity,
Join us for our “500 Blog-Raiser Challenge”. I need YOUR WORDS. My book, I Am More Than Just a Girl, encourages girls and young women to make healthy decisions that will empower them to have a life filled with confidence, the ability to defend themselves both with words and actions and a compassionate acceptance of others. This book means a lot to me and is part of a project I have been working on since my teenage years.
With your help on this blog-raiser, young girls and parents can learn about the book and read it for free online. For every single book sold, I pledge to donate $1 to a non-profit, organization or school that empowers youth. You will not be asked to give any money to read the book here on this site or on Bookemon.com.
WHAT CAN YOU DO AND WHAT DO YOU GET IN RETURN?
We need journalists and everyday writers to blog about the book so more young women can learn about it. 500 blog posts is no easy feat. I need your help to make this happen. I am not asking for money, only a small amount of your time to write a blog post or ask a blog you like if they will support this book. In appreciation of your support, you will receive an honorary blog post on the Impower You blog and a link on the sidebar of this site.
Share my campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Linked In, Google+ and anywhere you spend time online. Email your network and let them know what an awesome project this is and how many young women will benefit from the book.
The 500 Blog-Raiser and every post associated with the challenge will be publicized on this website and at the following locations.
Leah Oviedo is an author, artist and activist in San Diego, CA. "I Am More Than Just A Girl". Her background includes work in the areas of foster and homeless youth, domestic violence, sexual assault and environmental protection. "Thank you for visiting my website. This book is part of a project to encourage more young women to be strong, independent and intelligent. I want women to feel empowered, keep informed and be equal. I want you to know and feel that as an individual you matter and with the tools in the book you can accomplish your dreams that may seem out of reach. Realize that circumstances such as your economic situation, race, culture upbringing and prejudice do not have to control your life."
Meet Leah on Wordpress and Facebook.