I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World Themes

Eve Ensler
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Empowerment

Girls face many pressures, some external and some self-imposed. The stories contained in "I am an Emotional Creature" call out to girls to release themselves from these shackles. Embrace your body. Ignore popularity. Stand up for your beliefs. Dress the way you want. Accept that you have feelings which should be celebrated, not buried.

Girls across the world grapple with countless obstacles. Many of these obstacles are specific to others' perceptions of what girls should and shouldn't do or be. Eve Ensler, the author, challenges girls to empower themselves and embrace who they really are, even if this does not match what they are being told by society/their friends/their parents. She wants girls to find that their greatest strengths may appear as weaknesses to others, but compassion, caring, tenderness, fire are all traits that can affect much-needed change in our society.

Intervention

Girls cannot combat all...

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