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The Girl Revolution Talks Early Puberty

Ainsley and I were in the New York Times Magazine on Friday. It was risky and scary, though important, because the topic was early puberty. TGR Body, our craptastic-ingredient-free skincare line (many skincare products are thought to have toxins that interfere with hormones), and The Girl Revolutionwere both highlighted. I’ve researched the issue and shared […]

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2012 — The Year of the Girl

  In my life, it has been the year of the girl for a long time now, ever since the first of my three daughters was born.  “Girls!” we often scream when the decibel levels rise about the red line on an audiometer.  When you have three daughters you inevitably are surrounded by multitudes of […]

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I Would Have Been “Pro-ana”: Why Teens Need Alternatives to Websites that Promote Eating Disorders

If the big, bad interwebs had been a thing when my middle school calorie counting was veering into full-blown eating disorder territory, I would almost certainly have found myself in the pro-ana and pro-mia universe, a vast network of websites dedicated to promoting anorexia and bulimia as lifestyle choices. I would have been the perfect […]

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