The 2019 Girl-Powered Planner features 365 days of girls and young women under 25 who have contributed to American history, fun ideas, and year-round inspiration!
Studying and appreciating girls is a relatively new phenomenon. Part of the reason is that childhood and teen-dom are new inventions. The way we think of “being a teen” today didn’t really exist until the 1900s. The further back we go, the more difficult it is to find birthdates and ages of historical actresses.
Looking to the past, it is a challenge to find teen girls who shaped our nation- although they existed. The men who wrote history (and it was mostly white men) did not always leave room to discuss the accomplishments of women and teen girls. The more historians investigate archives and things like diaries and letters, the more we learn about women and teens who changed the nation. Surely, many amazing young women (and men)’s accomplishments are lost to history. Or, they are at least very well hidden.
Some of these young women may even be your ancestors.
This standard sized, A5 planner introduces dozens of girls and women who changed the face of: literature, sports, poetry, music, politics, technology, every aspect of culture you can imagine. Each day includes a young woman or event that changed American history or an idea for a fun and empowering activity.
Supplemental pages feature movie and book lists, mantras, and activities that will leave you in awe of the power of women and girls.
The planner will be spiral bound with a cardboard cover, size A5; perfect for putting in your backpack or purse.
Research: Lindsey Turnbull
Design: Abbie Gately
Girls history is American history. Period.
Too often girls and young women — especially marginalized girls — are not seen in American history. These stories should be told and girls deserve to see themselves represented in our nation’s history.
And not just for teens! A lot of the folks featured have largely flown under the radar in general. Some of the more contemporary folks might be completely new to adults! Do adults know that Yara Shahidi, of black-ish and grown-ish started Eighteenx18, a foundation to get 17-and 18-year olds to vote in midterm elections? Adults can learn too. You’re never too young or too old to learn something or raise your voice or make a difference.
Why This Project?
As the founder of MissHeard Media, it's clear that I am passionate about empowering and educating young women. My other passion? History!
I fell in love with history in high school, although I did not learn about many female historical figures in the classroom; I met them through my own study, or even in graduate school. Young women should not have to wait until graduate school to meet the amazing young women that shaped our nation.
This planner introduces dozens of incredible, change-making, inspiring young women and girls that will motivate you to chase your wildest dreams.
Here's an excerpt from an article Lindsey wrote for MakeMuse about putting girls into their rightful places in history books:
It dawned on me in college, and again many times during my MissHeard career, that many historical actresses were in fact teens and young women, although they were not thought of that way during their lifetime (or even in historical record). Part of the reason is that childhood and teen-dom are new inventions. The way we think of “being a teen” today didn’t really exist until the 1900s.
The Girl Powered Planner is a simple introduction, a handshake with bold, brave, courageous women and girls, past and present.
What's the Money For?
The money raised covers printing 1,000 copies, an ISBN, design/layout, editing, Kickstarter fees, and shipping (to us, and then to you).
Risks and challenges
Risks are low. We have a lot of experience working with girls, and this project has been in the works for over a year.
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