A Girl’s Life on PBS

Rachel is the host of the new PBS documentary, “A Girl’s Life,” which takes viewers inside the lives of four teen girls as they face personal struggles with body image, cyberbullying, gang violence and education.

Girls entering adulthood in the next decade will see more opportunities than today’s women ever imagined. Will these girls stride confidently through newly opened doors, or are they destined to be stunted by societal messages that tell them females should be constantly agreeable, impossibly thin and sexy above all else? Rachel interviews parents, psychologists, teachers and social workers who are helping nurture girls into capable, resilient adults. With courage and determination, these girls reveal their hopes and dreams for a powerful future.

Note: “A Girl’s Life” contains a scene in which epithets are bleeped out and a brief scene where a girl is being attacked by other girls. Discretion is advised.

Resources for Parents & Educators

Watching the show with your daughter? Get some conversation starters for parents here.

Catch Rachel’s Q & A for parentsvisit now to ask your question and join the conversation.

A Girl’s Life sparks lively discussion among girls and boys. Download a sample lesson plan here.

Rachel served as an expert advisor for PBS Parents’ Guide to Raising Girls. Read short, informative articles on female brain development, girls’ friendships, and the challenges of social media here.

To purchase “A Girl’s Life” on DVD, click here. Save $5 when you buy the DVD with Rachel’s book, Odd Girl Out, here.

For more resources on raising girls, check this out.

Looking for the next broadcast? Check local listings.