Pretty Smart is a talk for teens to help them understand and see through the images coming after their confidence – online, through their ‘feed’ and all around them. Images that show perfection, that have been manipulated, facetuned, tweaked, tanned, toned. Images that don’t celebrate our differences but reflect too much of the same.
The talk teaches the girls critical thinking. And gets them to question why we are so critical of appearance – both our own and of others. Because how we look can’t, ultimately, be changed and being mean about it is as useful as teasing a cat for being a tabby. It’s kind of ridiculous.
Pretty smart wants to help raise warriors not worriers.