Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls in 25-year Anniversary of Reviving Ophelia

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When Reviving Ophelia was published in 1994, it shone a much-needed spotlight on the problems faced by adolescent girls. The book reframed the conversation about what author Dr. Mary Pipher called “a girl-poisoning culture.” Today, despite some positive changes, Dr. Pipher says girls still grapple with misogyny, depression, and issues of identity and self-esteem. Dr. Pipher, along with her daughter, writer Sara Pipher Gilliam joins us to discuss the 25-year anniversay of Reviving Ophelia, now updated to reflect the current set of opportunities and challenges that face girls.