Who decides what's normal?
When you're a teenager, it's hard to know, hard to keep up with who's making the rules, and mostly, hard to back yourself and work out how to build up the you on the inside when you just get judged a lot on the outside.
We want to talk about that. Bust it wide open. And talk the truth about body image and the objectification of women and girls in our culture.
So we're very pleased to announce Young Victorian Achiever of the Year 2017 Laura Pintur as one of our keynote speakers at the girledworld SUMMIT at the University of Melbourne's Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship on Sunday June 25 (think TED for girls - education, empowerment and enlightenment all jammed into one very big weekend!) EARLY BIRD TIX ON SALE NOW 🔝
We had an amazing conversation with Laura recently and were blown away by her courage, conviction and crusade to stop the objectification of women and damaging over-sexualisation of girls in today's world.
Laura is strong, sassy, smart, a passionate advocate, speaker and social entrepreneur, and the Founder of www.whatsnormal.com.au which advocates to put a stop to the rise of pornography, address the negative effects of sexualised self-worth and explore the broader ramifications on society (the recent film Embrace @bodyimagemovement tackles this issue with a global lens).
In 2015 Laura found herself at the helm of a movement with a campaign run by Collective Shout to 'close down the Zoo Mag', which actively engaged thousands of public supporters across Australia to have the salacious lads mag removed from supermarket shelves. It worked. This public pressure exposed Zoo for what it was, and caused the closure of the magazine completely.
Laura is a previous Foundation For Young Australians Young Social Pioneer, and now travels Australia speaking to high school students about the increasingly problematic sexualisation of young people in mainstream and social media, appears regularly on TV, pens multiple articles on the topic, and is an incredible example of a young woman paving the way as a social entrepreneur.
We are so thrilled to bring Laura's BIG ENERGY, BOLD VISION and BRILLIANT LEADERSHIP to our stage at the Girledworld APAC Leadership SUMMIT 2017.
Please join Laura and an incredible lineup of founders, leaders, STEM champions and bold women who back themselves on Sunday June 25.
Be prepared to be changed. ✖️✖️