Facilitator Post: Alyssa Beck


We had a second successful GirlTalk Saturday.  We screened Real Women Have Curves and worked with the girls on the activity that expressed their interpretation of beauty.  We used magazines, markers, glitter pens, and cut out tracings of ourselves for the girls to express what beauty meant to them. Interacting, relating to the girls, as well as participating with them the young women seemed to gain a degree of respect for us facilitators.  Some of the girls we are beginning to get to know us.  The girls were very enthusiastic with this activity on beauty and anxious to show and explain what they created.  As their interpretations of beauty were displayed on the walls for all the girls to view, you can look way beyond “girls in detention” and you see their inner beauty as the young women they really are.

-Alyssa Beck

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What is Beauty?

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About chicagogirltalk

We are a group of women who are working together to support young women who are incarcerated in our local juvenile jail.

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