The Give a Girl a Journal Blog Hop & Social Media Extravaganza!
In support of the launch of Give a Girl a Journal, on February 14th journalers around the world are sharing their stories of how they came to journal and why this practice is so important to them. You can join in! Simply share your journal story on your blog, Facebook, Instagram, wherever you hang out online using the hashtag #giveagirlajournal and linking back to http://www.giveagirlajournal.com. Feel free to leave a link to your post below so that we can all share in the community conversation about the power of journaling.
Why Give a Girl a Journal?
Imagine if every girl to had access to the life-changing possibilities of journaling!
Journaling is such a simple thing. All you need is something to write with and something to write on and suddenly there is room for you.
Whatever girls are experiencing, whatever it is they are thinking, feeling, wondering, imagining, whether they are happy, sad, hopeful, angry, worried or excited, whatever it is, whomever they are, there is room for it all in their journal.
If they want to doodle and draw, divine!
If they want to make lists, lovely!
If they want to pour their heart into poetry, perfect!
One of our mottos here at Give a Girl a Journal is “There’s no way to get it wrong!”
With a journal, every girl has the opportunity to discover her own way of expressing herself. She has the chance to hear her own voice, to have an open and honest conversation with her own heart. In her journal, a girl can discover who she is.
The ‘Give a Girl a Journal’ movement is about giving all girls a chance to be who they are, to be creative and to express themselves, all in their very own journal. You can help.
Join the Give a Girl a Journal Movement and Empower a Girl!
If you would like to be part of the Give A Girl A Journal movement, there are two ways to get involved. You can participate in one or the other, or both! You can nominate a girl to receive a journal. Or, you can sponsor a journal.
I was honoured to introduce a group of 10 to 12-year-old girls to journaling at GDay Toronto. In the video one of those girls and her mom share what journaling means to them. Thank you, Amy & Mattea!
Spread the Magic of Give a Girl a Journal
Give a Girl a Journal Magic Makers
- Jamie Ridler, founder & director
- Kim LeClair, strategic and tech advisor
- Danette Relic, visual artist
- Juli Lyons, word smith
- Ginny Lennox, advisor
- Kim and Amy Sedgwick of The Red Tent Sisters
- Tanya Geisler and her daughter, Lauren
- Christine Pensa of Art that Moves
- GDay Toronto & photographer Sweetheart Empire
- The Jamie Ridler Studios community