Once Upon a Girl

Boys play football.  Girls play with dolls.  Boys should be tough.  Girls should be sweet and always look nice.

Once upon a girls tells the story of a girl who begins to question the “do’s and “don’ts” of the world around her and how they influence the way she thinks and acts. Touching on children’s play and household roles to sexuality and intimate relationships, the video is an educational tool to promote critical reflections about the challenges girls and young women face as they grow up.  The video and accompanying manual are designed to help educators engage young women and men in discussions about how rigid ideas of what it means to be women and men affect women’s life choices, health and sexuality.  It can be used with young women and young men or with health or education professionals who seek innovative ways to discuss gender, health and youth development.