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Published on Dec 8, 2011
Rachel Simmons, co-founder of the Girls Leadership Institute, speaks about how we must teach girls from an early age to be emotionally resilient, and how our culture sends young girls the wrong messages. She isjoined by Claire Sannini, an 8th grade student who speaks about her tough experiences with girls her age and how she had to be resilient in order to change her situation and be happy with her life.
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