It can be challenging to navigate the world, but American Girl is stepping up in a big way to help girls grow up with character and confidence. The brand has just launched an important new resource you won’t want to miss.

Conversations for Change is a digital platform that highlights female trailblazers, sharing their stories to bring about respect, equality, empathy and inspiration. Throughout 2021, American Girl’s new series will highlight videos, letters, and advice from young leaders making the world better.

The first episode of the new series is called 4 Generations of Black Voices and features Marley Dias, a youth activist and author, Paris Williams and mom Alicia Marshall of Paris Cares Foundation and writer and American Girl author Denise Lewis Patrick. 

Future episodes will include Climate Change this April, Goals this summer and Breaking Barrier this fall. To continue sharing its message, American Girl has also made its stories written by Black women and featuring Black heroines available to download on its free online library the country.

“For 35 years, American Girl has created timeless stories and diverse characters who show girls how to change the world with courage, resilience, and kindness,” said Jamie Cygielman, General Manager of American Girl. “Through this new platform, we’re excited to give real girls the opportunity to share how their stories—and actions—are sparking meaningful conversations and positive change. We hope these stories inspire others to get involved and make a difference.”

––Karly Wood

Feature photo: Marley Dias

 

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