In her works Enough As She Is, Odd Girl Out, and The Curse of the Good Girl (New York Times bestsellers), Simmons offers a clear picture of the challenges that parents and educators face when raising or teaching girls in the modern college acceptance and social media landscape. With compelling anecdotes, statistics, and personal insight, she opens up a much-needed conversation about navigating modern parenting, without ever reducing its complexities to simplistic “truths.” She also dives into the college application process, the impact of social media, self-affirmation and how best to talk with developing girls. Simmons brings personal stories of many of the girls and young women she has worked with in seminars and highlights the statistics of countless studies to reinforce each topic.
Rachel Simmons is the author of Enough As She Is, and the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out, and The Curse of the Good Girl. As an educator, Rachel teaches girls and women skills to build their resilience, amplify their voices, and own their courage so that they - and their relationships - live with integrity and health.
Rachel was the host of the PBS television special, “A Girl’s Life,” and her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Atlantic, Slate and The New York Times. Rachel is a regular contributor to Good Morning America and appears often in the national media. Odd Girl Out was adapted into a highly acclaimed Lifetime television movie. Rachel lives in Western Massachusetts with her daughter.
The Robinson Health Colloquium is generously funded by RPCS Trustee and past parent James G. Robinson, and focuses annually on a health-related topic of importance to girls and their parents.