Four Methods to Leading and Empowering America’s Next Top Role Model
Four Methods to Leadingand Empowering Americas Next Top Role Models Galvanizing Teen Girls and Young Women of the Reality TV Era!
Young Women in Generation Y (Ages 15-30) areconsistently bombarded with images like this.
Evelyn Lozada and Kim Kardashian are Todays RoleModels....
Images like this create a standard for young women tolook up to.
Irresponsible and reckless behavior is the norm and is oftenglamorized.
The 2011 Girl Scout Research Institutesurvey, “Real to Me: Girls and Reality TV,”reveals the attitudes andbehaviors of teen girls as a result ofviewing reality programming:Teen girls who regularly view realitytelevision expect a higher level of drama,aggression, and bullying in their own lives,while measuring themselves primarily bytheir physical attractiveness.
When asked about romantic relationships, ahigher percentage (74-63%) of those whoview reality television said that "girls oftenhave to compete for a guys attention".
When asked if "gossiping is a normal partof a relationship between girls," of thosewho watch reality TV, 78% said yes, whileonly 54% of girls who do not watch thoseshows, concurred.
Young Women are Overwhelmed with negativity....
1. Pray, Meditate and hold a positivevision.2.You can make a powerful impact bybeing consistent and authentic.3. She can be inspired andtransformed by positive realities.4. She wants the best for herself,even though she may not know howto get there.
1. Have an opinion about what youare seeing and share it forfeedback.2. Discuss: provide positivealternatives to destructive mediastories.3. Create candid conversationsfrom consistent themes in TVShows.