What does it mean to be a tween girl today?

headshot of Natalie Coulter

Natalie Coulter, Assistant Professor of communication studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

TORONTO, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 – In a world dominated by social media, how do tween girls see themselves and how are their identities shaped by representations in the media and company advertising? Join the conversation on Girls & Identity: Tweens & Teens Thursday in Toronto.

Advertising directed at tweens suggest being a tween girl is all fun and friendship, but what does that mean for those caught in this in-between age? Are companies hitting their mark and how are these tweens responding and engaging?

WHAT: Conversation on what it means to be a tween girl today

WHO: Natalie Coulter, Assistant Professor of communication studies in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, will moderate the conversation.

WHEN: 6 to 8pm on Thursday, Oct. 26

WHERE:  Regent Park Aquatic Centre, 640 Dundas St. E., Toronto

The event is part one of a Community Conversation Series.


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