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Empowered, Informed, Equal - Encouraging Young Women and Girls!

I recently published a book, I Am More Than Just A Girl, to empower young women and girls with information, creative exercises and loving acceptance. There are fun activities and journal pages so you can be creative. The book is intended for residents of the USA, because of the hotline resources listed inside. Still any young woman can read this book, there are even some young men that could read it and learn.

Topics Covered in This Book: *Positive thinking *Self Defense *Beauty and Image *Anger and Stress Management *Confidence *Women's rights *Career *Education *Empowerment *Individualism *Volunteer and Community involvement *Acceptance of others *Sexual assault *Domestic violence and Bullying

Resources and Creative Exercises included in this book: *Journal Pages *Self expression *Affirmations *Inspirational and motivational activities *Meditation *Self defense guide with instructional images *National Hot-lines

This book is part of a project to encourage more young women to be strong, independent and intelligent. I want women to feel empowered, keep informed and be equal. I want you to know and feel that as an individual you matter and with the tools in the book you can accomplish your dreams that may seem out of reach. Realize that circumstances such as your economic situation, race, culture upbringing and prejudice do not have to control your life.

I am in the process of creating a workshop around the book for both girls and their parents. That will be available in the spring of 2012.

I would love to get more feedback on the book. You can read the book online for free,

I look forward to hearing your opinions.



LeahO's picture

One more thing....

I am also offering a free eBook version of I Am More Than Just A Girl" to organizations, non-profits and groups that work directly with youth. If you are interested, please contact me.

Leah Oviedo, Self Defense Instructor, Author ,and Artist. Learn about my work here:

nnenna hannah metu's picture


nice work you are doing out there, thanks for empowering the youths.
i am a creative jewelry designer based in lagos nigeria,i tutor youths and women on skill empowerment,and the outcome have been outsounding.
i will love if i could get the e book of I Am more than just a girl, this book will futher help me in furthering my training of youths in my country, and it will help me teach and make more impact in the education of the girl child.
thank you,
i await your kind response.


LeahO's picture

Hi Nnenna

The work you do is great. It is more important to teach people skills than just to give them food. Unless it is an emergency situation. Thank you for tutoring women and girls. You are awesome!

I will you a message with a link to download the Ebook for free.

Leah Oviedo, Self Defense Instructor, Author ,and Artist. Learn about my work here:

ikirimat's picture

Very useful resource

Thanks ffor sharing such valuable resources. I know its not easy writing a book. Can I access the book for the Sexual Health improvement Project (SHIP)?. It will be useful since we yet don't have ready at hand materials for our youth in the rural are .
I will appreciate greatly

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."

LeahO's picture


Hi Grace. You can read the whole book on my page:

There is one section on sexual assault on pages 27 and 28. When you visit the link, use the blue "Read" button to preview the book. After you have looked at that, please let me know what other information you are looking for.


Leah Oviedo, Self Defense Instructor, Author ,and Artist. Learn about my work here:

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