Girl attendees shared recommendations for future workshop topics and organizers
have already begun to plan a second girl empowerment seminar in 2011!
Girl Empowerment 60-Second Spot
by Mick Wiest
(Ad begins with Aretha Franklin singing . . . “R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me.”)
Girl 1: What on earth are you listening to?
Girl 2: Aretha Franklin.
Girl 1: That’s like from the Middle Ages, right?
Girl 2: Sorta. It’s from an old record album of my Grandma’s, but the message is cool.
I saw it on a poster about this Girl Empowerment thing that’s gonna happen right here in Douglas.
Girl 1: Girl Empowerment?
Girl 2: Yeah. It’s a free conference at Douglas Middle School to help girls become strong and
confident and to show them how to have healthy relationships.
Girl 1: I think I could use it. I’m feeling really uncomfortable about the way Todd’s been
treating me lately.
Girl 2: Any girl 8th through 12th grade can come, whether they are in a relationship yet or not.
Why don’t you come with us. (beat) Free lunch and cool workshops. Meghan, Jenny, and I are all going.
Girl 1: Count me in.
Girl 2: Awesome. We’ll pick you up at 8:15. Check-in and a light breakfast are at 8:30.
Girl 1: See you on the 17th.