Global Youth Leadership Summit Brought Together Youth Leaders to #DisruptTheNarrative

On August 6th, The Representation Project welcomed over 100 youth leaders and change makers to challenge gender stereotypes and social injustices during our inaugural Global Youth Leadership Summit: Disrupt the Narrative. Together with featured speakers like Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency, actress Eliza Coupe, model Shaun Ross and more, we empowered attendees to change the status quo.

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  1. The Global Youth Leadership Summit convened over 100 youth leaders, change makers, and influencers at Automattic to discuss how each of us can #DisruptTheNarrative:
  2. We started off the Summit by defining what exactly it means to "disrupt the narrative":
  3. Jennifer Siebel Newsom, CEO and founder of The Representation Project, kicked off the day:
  4. Then Jackson Katz, an expert featured in the The Mask You Live In, took the stage to discuss violence in the media:
  5. Next up, Ashanti Branch, educator and activist from The Mask You Live In, helped us challenge the limiting stereotype of what it means to "be a man":
  6. Then, we were joined by change agents and media influencers like Benita Robledo:
  7. They shared their experience with limiting gender stereotypes in Hollywood, the gaming industry, and in their local communities plus their inspiration for challenging the status quo:
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