“We live in a culture that is very fixated on body image,” Davis states. She says that girls as young as five are starting to notice how they look compared to the girls they see on TV and in advertisements, causing them to “want to measure up in some way.”
Girls on The Run, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams, taps into who the girls are. It gives them the sense that they can do something that makes them feel strong and makes them feel good about themselves through athletics. “When they tap into that, it is a larger context for how they can tap into life and see themselves in the world,” Davis states.
To learn more about Girls on The Run New Jersey East, head over to their website.