Emily scars her arm to escape from reality.
Jessica limits herself to 100 calories a day to feel good enough.
Erika blames herself for what he did to her.
Sarah drinks until she is sick.
They all describe themselves as average teenage girls.
We think that teenage girls want more than that. We began asking ourselves: what if average was strength instead of scars; confidence instead of calories; boldness instead of blame; and value instead of vodka? What if we could help change what it means to be an average teenage girl?
We were ready to take on the challenge.
Tattered Tiaras is an organization that exists to encourage, empower and equip girls to change their lives and influence the world. We get that not every girl always feels good enough, smart enough, or pretty enough. We know that life as a teenager has it’s challenges. We get that girls grow up hearing that they are supposed to be beautiful princesses, but let’s be honest, there are a lot of girls out there who feel like life has tattered their tiara. We exist for those girls. The “average girls” who want to change their future.
Our goal is to encourage girls to see that they are not alone, empower them to see that they possess the potential to impact this world, and equip them with the tools they need to do it.
We’re doing that by offering hands-on programs, inspiring events, and relevant resources that challenge girls to change the way they think, and as a result, change the way they act. In addition to that we are also committed to creating resources to help better equip leaders who work with girls.
Our hope is that as girls begin to redefine what it means to be an average teenage girl, they will change their own lives and be better equipped to influence the lives of others.