Jun 14, 2017

SheKnows Media Launches #HatchKids’ New “Advice to My 7th Grade Self” Video Series at #BlogHer17 on June 24th in Orlando

New Series Gives Tweens the Opportunity to Ask Adults What They Would Have Told Their Younger Selves About Surviving Puberty, Middle and High School, and More

“Advice” Debuts Live Onstage at #BlogHer17, Featuring Volleyball Legend Gabrielle Reece, Professional Surfer Quincy Davis, Model Charli Howard and 4 Tweens from #HatchKids


NEW YORK, NY –  June 14, 2017 – SheKnows Media, a leading women’s media company that averages 60 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and reaches more than 300 million social media fans, today announced the launch of a new #HatchKids video series called “Advice to My 7th Grade Self,” which gives tween girls and boys an opportunity to ask adults they look up to what they would have told their younger selves about surviving puberty, middle school and high school, overcoming their insecurities and acquiring self-confidence, as well as finding the courage to chase their dreams.

“Everyone wishes at some point they could send a message to their preteen self, assuring that awkward and self-conscious young girl or boy that the awkwardness will soon come to an end, that they are beautiful, strong, and capable of so much – even now,” said Samantha Skey, President, SheKnows Media. “We created ‘Advice to My 7th Grade Self’ to offer an insightful, inspiration, entertaining and at times provocative view into Generation Z’s most pressing questions about life.”

“Advice to My 7th Grade Self” will take place live during the closing keynote at #BlogHer17 on June 24th in Orlando. Reed, Zaki, Elyssa and Jo-Jo – all of whom range in age between 12 and 13 and are part of Hatch, SheKnows Media’s digital literacy and citizenship program – will take the stage to find out what professional surfer Quincy Davis and Charli Howard, a model and advocate for girls’ self-esteem and body positivity, would tell their younger tween selves. The conversation will be moderated by volleyball great and Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Reece, who is also a TV personality, spokesperson, activist, author and mother.

Howard, who previously sat down with Hatch for a video workshop on her #MoreThanANumber campaign, said, “I spent years at an unhealthy weight before I finally had enough and publicly criticized an agency that told me I was too big to model. There is so much happiness to be gained when you love and believe in yourself. I am excited to work with Hatch again to empower young girls to realize their self-worth from an early age, and to have the confidence to go after whatever they want in life.”

The first installment of “Advice to My 7th Grade Self” will feature a group of Hatch kids and Davis, and will debut during the #BlogHer17 keynote. #BlogHer is a premier conference for women content creators that attracts more than 2,000 women bloggers, vloggers, writers, social media influencers, entrepreneurs, industry luminaries, brand executives and thought leaders each year. To register for or learn more about #BlogHer17, click here.

To learn more about Hatch and the “Advice to My 7th Grade Self” series, email Marketing@SheKnows.com. More information about SheKnows Media can be found at www.sheknowsmedia.com.


About SheKnows Media

SheKnows Media is a top women’s lifestyle digital media company that averages more than 60 million unique visitors per month (comScore) and reaches 318 million social media fans and followers. The company operates a family of leading media properties that include SheKnows.com, BlogHer.com, STYLECASTER.com and HelloFlo.com. SheKnows Media also organizes the conference #BlogHer17, the largest annual celebration of women online content creators, social media influencers and brand executives, taking place in Orlando, June 22-24, 2017. With a mission of women inspiring women, SheKnows Media is revolutionizing the publishing industry by forging a new kind of model that seamlessly integrates users, editors and content creators onto a single platform designed to empower all women to discover, share and create. Whether it’s parenting or pop culture, fashion or food, DIY or décor, our award-winning editorial team, Experts, bloggers and social media influencers produce authentic and on-trend content every day. We dig deep to learn what makes our audience tick, revealing unexpected insights on women and digital media. Our robust, end-to-end suite of premium branded content and influencer marketing solutions generate nearly 1 billion ad impressions per month (sources: DFP), allowing brands to distribute authentic content and integrated advertising at scale.

SheKnows Media is based in New York and Scottsdale, Ariz., with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. We also operate internationally in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.


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