Putting Girls In Their Rightful Place…
In the History Books
“Each time a girl opens a book and finds a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.” – Myra Sadker
The power of girls and women has built and destroyed nations. And yet, our history books remain nearly devoid of all but the most well-known girls and women. At every juncture in history, girls and women have fought, protested, marched, advocated, and made change alongside men- and oftentimes in spite of them.
At this event, MissHeard Media founder Lindsey Turnbull shares her mission of introducing the moving and shaking youth of today to our change-making foremothers. She highlights young women today who have earned their place in the histories of activism, sport, and more and discusses how we can find strength from the past.
As a girl advocate with over a decade of experience, Lindsey has helped hundreds of girls embrace their most confident, competent selves. Using her background in history and leadership development, I use my research, writing, and presentation skills to create media and workshop experiences for teen girls that Huffington Post said “chang[es] the global narrative for women.” Lindsey’s goal is to help teen girls shape the world by encouraging empathy and global savvy.
Lindsey earned a Master’s in Public History from the University of Central Florida, as well as bachelor’s degrees in History and Anthropology. In 2018, she was named a ’30 Under 30′ Trailblazing Alum.