Keynote or presentation titles include:
- How Parents Can Redefine Girly
- Gender in the Classroom
- Building a Personal Brand
- Media Needs To #IncludeTheGirls
- How Parents Can Use Media Literacy
- Manning Up Hurts Boys – Toxic Masculinity
- Finding Courage – A Journey Through Childhood Anxiety.
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Melissa Atkins Wardy aims to shift the way people think about childhood. Since 2009 she has been creating meaningful change by fighting gender stereotypes, practicing media literacy, working with media content creators, and showing parents and educators around the world how childhood is impacted by marketing, sexualization, negative body image, and strict gender roles.
Melissa has spoken to schools, universities, corporations, professional organizations, members of Congress, women’s organizations, the Girl Scouts, and parent groups about these issues. Her insight into girl culture and feminist parenting has been sought by some of the largest children’s and women’s media content creators, such as Mattel, Disney, Amazon Kids, Dove, and ABC Family.
Her critically-acclaimed, award winning book “Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Sexualizing and Stereotyping of Girls, Birth to Tween” was published in 2014. Launched in 2009, Melissa’s empowering children’s clothing line, Pigtail Pals & Ballcap Buddies, has received national attention.