20 Reasons Why I Love Girl Power (And You Should Too) is the first in a series of books by new author, Carletta S. Hurt, designed to recognize the power in girls. It is a compilation of words that exude “girl power” and harness the top 20 reasons girls are amazing individuals. Carletta and her team believe that we must take time to celebrate, encourage, and uplift young women and girls. 20 Reasons Why takes a look at some of the reasons — both obvious and subtle — that girl empowerment is vital.
The 20 Reasons Why team is calling on women and girls to share their stories by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a written piece (250-500 words) on what makes you feel powerful as a woman/girl. By submitting your story, you are giving your permission for 20 Reasons Why to use and share your entry. If your story is selected to be published, their team will reach out to your before sharing your words in an Amazon e-book and through other avenues online. Let’s make sure that Native women and girls are represented in this effort to lift up the voices of women and girls!
The target audience for this book is girls and women ages 10 – 50. There is a specific emphasis on women that work with girls or who have a passion/interest around girl empowerment.
About the Author
Carletta S. Hurt is an educator, youth advocate and award-winning producer. Her most recent work is with the documentary, Girls Have Power (working title), which is a companion piece to the book. Her youth development company, IN THE LOOP Program of Success, has a monthly online newsletter, The Connector, that keeps girls and youth connected with what’s going on in the world.
Carletta has run programs, created initiatives, and helped build strong voices through journalism and media. Carletta has been an advocate for journalism since writing for her local newspaper, The Macon Telegraph. She has served in several capacities from writer, Field Editor, Editor-at-Large, and Managing Editor for various publications including GUMBO Magazine, Tween Girl Style Magazine, and most recently, Love, GIRLS Magazine where she launched their DC/MD/VA edition.