This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!
Conscious PR helps launch G Day
Today is a very important day as I am part of another thing much bigger than myself: G Day. G Day is a new global social movement modelled on the successful We Day that will celebrate, empower, and hopefully inspire girls aged 10-12 as they transition into adolescence.
When I think back to the mindset I had when I was 10-12, it’s very vague. But I remember loving writing stories, being shy, going on a lot of summer road trips with my family, and finding my lifelong friends. I also remember being the only one of my friends who was not invited to a party, hating my teachers at times, and becoming a bully myself.
Oh yes, and I also got my period for the first time. I didn’t even realize what it was when it was happening, though I knew all about it from reading Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and knowing my sister had gone through it at some point. I remember – on a summer road trip in L.A. – finally telling my mom the second day I saw blood on my underwear. She scolded me for not asking my aunt for a pad. The long-sized Always felt like a diaper and made it very hard to have fun at Disneyland. Needless to say this was a very tumultuous time for me.
But I survived.
Having the difficult conversations with my mom, dad, sister, or even another adult or friend who I trusted might have helped me prepare for this a little bit. Which is why it’s so important that I’m giving back what I can to G Day.
Most of you reading this are likely not girls aged 10-12, but you might know of some who are. Please, buy a ticket for someone and help to change her life for the better. Or, share it with your networks.