Have you heard about the QUILL POWER MOVEMENT?
JOIN PAISLEY AS SHE EMPOWERS Girls To become Confident, creative and courageous!
Here's a sneak peek at her story...
Paisley, a wide-eyed, imaginative porcupine, dreams of being an animal fashion designer. She enters the backbiting animal fashion world, using her quills to pin up the swaggerific creations for a snarly fashion Diva. Overworked and down to her very last quill, can Paisley use her creative power to triumph? This whimsical picture book/brand celebrates imagination, originality and believing in oneself.
Paisley's Last Quill
Arriving in Style 2018
CLEAR FORK PUBLISHING
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THESE GIRLS NEED?
What else do they need?
UNDERSTANDING * INCLUSION * KINDNESS * SUPPORT
QUILL POWER MOVEMENT!
Welcome! I'm glad you're HERE!
Want to talk to your kids about self-worth? Paisley can help! This little porcupine, who gives away her power, then goes on a journey to get it back again, can spark the conversation!
If you have daughters (and sons), you want to talk to them in a way that will inspire creativity, confidence, and courage. Yet, when they are between the ages of four to ten, the concept of self-worth is difficult to understand. Luckily, Paisley will translate our collective wisdom and communicate our wishes in a way that children can understand. Follow along as we raise the consciousness of our children.
So, why a porcupine? In my imagination, I was looking for the perfect allegory for giving away one's power and then getting it back. Although Paisley dreams of being an animal fashion designer, she has to use her quills as pins to pin up a Diva's couture creations. She gives all of them away... except for one. Rather than being honored for her contribution, she is undervalued and taken advantage of. Porcupines are supposed to use their quills to protect themselves. Without this gift of nature, they are vulnerable to predators. Paisley has unwittingly put herself in a very precarious position. It is at her lowest point that she realizes the POWER IS WITHIN HER!
Since we're older, we conceptually understand this dynamic. Yet, in this day of social media and all its busyness, what is the best way to initiate a conversation about self-worth? Stories!
Stories are a very powerful connector! Why? Because our kids can witness a hero's journey without going through it themselves.
Remember how exciting it was when you first saw The Wizard of Oz! I remember what I felt when the sand was slipping through the hour glass and Dorothy's time was running out. All she wanted to do was go back home. Before that, Dorothy had taken everyone for granted.
Now, imagine trying to explain to your kids why "home" is so important. It would sound like empty words. The magic of stories is that they bring up emotions. That is good! It's the perfect opportunity to ask questions and be the witness to what's coming up for them.
The QUILL POWER MOVEMENT will share pragmatic tips and FUN activities. Along the way, all kinds of experts will be featured. There will also be chats with moms like you ... ones who have been there, done that, and are on the same path as you are.
If you have any questions, I'd love to hear from you. Thank you for joining us!
The Devil Wears Prada meets The Lion King
Did you know that girls bully each other in a different way than boys? According to research done by Lagerspetz, Bjorqvist and Peltonen at the University of Miami, when girls bully they use things like alienation, ostracism, deliberate and calculated exclusions and spreading of rumors to harass their peers.
One of the biggest reasons girls get bullied is because of what they are wearing ... not who they are!
Through Paisley's story, she endures all the ways in which girls are bullied. At first, she feels little and unworthy. Then, she discovers her true worth and wants to share that message with everyone who will listen!
Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz shared: there is no place like home! Paisley shares believing in yourself is the most powerful thing you can do! These messages will live within our hearts ... forevermore.
"Deborah Weed is a rare professional - with creative talents that are undergirded with an understanding of community building and messaging. She understands the links between audiences and art, and how each is enhanced by the other. Choosing children and families as her audience - with Paisley and several other projects over the past few years - she's identified confidence-building as one of the most needed spaces to be addressed, and filled that space with materials that are both enriching and empowering.
I saw the Luckiest Penny and was transformed by it. And now I've seen the raw creative material for Paisley. You can't help but want to see more. And as a former school-based educator if I close my eyes I can imagine the joy little (and not so little) girls will bring into Paisley's world.
I'm just wondering about Paisley's torch song at the end of her musical (because I know that must be coming too ... ). Paisley and her friends are colorful and they have attitude. I can't wait to hear them talk and sing.
~ Deborah Briggs, Vice President for Arts, Culture and Community, The Betsy - South Beach
by Deborah Weed
"I am privileged to be a part of the Self-worth Initiative created by Deborah Weed. Deborah is a great visionary and a Great talent. She is the most creative individual I know and has a commitment to change the world through Paisley’s message. Thank you Deb for being a light on my path and For providing this important message of self-worth to children."
~ Alexandra Scott, Business Strategist, Board Member, Healthegy, Inc., Angel Investor
"Deborah Weed is a creative artist designer and writer. She is working through her character Paisley and friends to help children develop self esteem, their own creativity and find their voices. I applaud her path!"
~ Wendy Unger Schapira, Membership Director and Cosmic Connector, Miami Beach Chamber and Founder of Wendy's Angels Fund
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