Girls in America


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run like a girl

Smile Pretty





Shot by an all-woman crew, filmmaker Carol Cassidy has girls tell their own stories in their own words. These two intimate documentaries openly reveal what its like to be a girl in America today.

RUN LIKE A GIRL explores how female athletes try to find a balance between strength and femininity within a society where girls are expected to be docile, delicate and compliant.

With self esteem at the forefront, SMILE PRETTY asks what would-be teenage beauty queens have to gain from competing in pageants, and what these rituals tell us about growing up female.


Shows | Findings | Girls Speak Out | Girl Power | Talkback | Resources | ITVS