Stories by Rachel Simmons

Rachel Simmons is the author of New York Times bestseller Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls. Simmons works internationally with girls, parents, and teachers to develop strategies to address bullying and to empower girls. Simmons is the founding director of the Girls' Leadership Institute, a summer program for middle-school and high school girls, and currently serves as a consultant to schools & organizations around the world. subscribe to Rachel Simmons's feed

Posted on: Sep 1, 2009, Source: The Penguin Press

Girls are encouraged to be nice, quiet, perfect, polite -- at the expense of their authenticity and sense of self.