Real Talk 4 Girls

East Baltimore middle school students held a discussion entitled “Video Vixen,” in which they deconstructed images of women in film, music videos, and television and their affect on teenage girls. The session was part of Real Talk 4 Girls, a one-day conference sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the Baltimore Curriculum Project, where girls had the opportunity to talk about health and other issues that affect self-esteem, behavior, interpersonal relationships, and academic performance.

“It was an empowering event for these girls,” says assistant professor Jodi Shaefer, PhD, RN. “We hope to help them achieve their highest potential by addressing the social and psychological challenges of adolescence.”