Not to get all Judy Blume on you, but is there a more brutal time in life than the years between ages 8 and 12? While the teen years might leave us merely mortified, it has been documented that the tween years can do real damage.
Thankfully, Barbara Houghton, Blurb author and Northern Kentucky University photography professor, is doing something to help. Barbara recently led an after-school program in Covington, Kentucky, that encouraged young girls to express their creativity through photography. The goal was to build self-confidence at a time when girls are most prone to feeling self-conscious. We think she’s on to something.
You can see the workshop’s dynamic results in the book, OK, so this is what it looks like! And if you happen to be near the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, check out the photographs in person April 20 through May 18.
Great stuff, Barbara!