As you may remember, earlier this year I took a quick trip to NYC to talk about women’s issues with an amazing group of fashion, lifestyle and health/fitness bloggers. While not strictly fashion related, there are a number of women’s/health issues I feel strongly about and I was happy to contribute to the important discussion (if you haven’t yet, you can read more about my health story here).
Essentially, what U by Kotex is trying to do is to start a discussion on how we can better educate and empower the next generation of girls to know more about their health/bodies and not be scared to talk about any issues they have (especially surrounding myths and misinformation). To help, they’ve partnered with Girls for a Change, which is a great organization, to start a program called Generation Know. Generation Know hopes to empower girls to create social change in their communities and “transform the world.” Even Khloe Kardashian got in on the action!
While in New York, I participated in round table discussions and smaller interviews to touch on some of the issues that exist and to share our stories and perspectives on various topics. The footage was then edited and clipped and put together in a few short videos. So many of the bloggers had really insightful, funny and thought-provoking stories, and it’s safe to say, I learned quite a bit from the experience. Hopefully through all of this, more young girls will have a similar learning experience and know they have women and resources they can turn to for answers and support. Check out one of the videos below, and if you are interested in more, I’ve listed out all the participating bloggers.
Erin from Girl Gone Veggie
Caitlin from Healthy Tipping Point
Channing from Channing in the City
Clare from Fitting It All In
Danielle from The Style and Beauty Doctor
Janique from Her Goody Bag
Kat from TheeKatsMeoww
Lara from Pretty Connected
Melanie from O So Chic
Natalie from Fashionably Broke
Sherrell from Organic Beauty Vixen
Victoria from Fasshonaburu