What does Girl Power mean to you?
Is "Feminism" a bad word?
Do you feel marginalized by your gender?
Are you tired of stereotypes limiting your options?
Do you want to create change, but are not sure how to start?
This is a guide for young women to understand the true meaning of being empowered. Because of lingering inequality we need to learn how to make decisions and question the status quo about our rights. Learn about why and how you can create positive change by teaching yourself to question the status quo, learn critical thinking skills, solve problems, and make healthy decisions. Use the resources in this book to make choices that resonate with your beliefs. Take control of your life and your future. Ultimately it is up to you.
Leah Oviedo is a self defense instructor, artist, author and activist in southern California. Her background includes work in areas of business management, art, youth, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Individual empowerment is a recurring theme in her work.
After working in various fields she realized that she could make a positive difference working in prevention and educating people on how to make positive life choices.
She regularly writes articles on self defense, human rights, and individual empowerment.
In 2011 she created ImpowerYou.org, an access to information site for everyone.