The Brave Summit

On Nov 5th I attended the first “Brave Summit” at Fordham University Lincoln Center campus with Samara. Stacey Radin, PHD.,  invited me and Samara. Stacey is the Founder and CEO of Unleashed and is the Author of “Brave Girls: Raising Young Women with Passion and Purpose to become Powerful Leaders” It was a delight to meet her.

Right off the bat I knew that this would be amazingly empowering for women and girls, as the Keynote speaker was my friend Emme Aronson, also known as Emme, a national spokesperson for Body Image, Body Acceptance, Super Model, Spokesperson and Activist.

It was a sheer delight to introduce Samara to such a notable and powerful icon who has spoken in front of a Congressional Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., with the mission to increase public awareness of eating and body image disorders.

BTW Emme has a new book that is part of the Chicken Soup of the Soul Series called “Curvy and Confident.” I grabbed a snap from her appearance on Fox 5 Good Day NY!

The Brave Summit was a wonderful mix of students from Fordham University, young girls and their Moms, teachers, professionals like me. It was a real stand up and be counted day with stimulating interactive workshops and panel discussions.

It certainly gave Samara and I lots of food for thought!