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Starting a Movement & Changing Our Culture of Violence Against Women with Alexis Jones

May 15, 2018

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One of the things I appreciate most about our community here at MarieTV is this shared value: the desire to make a positive, lasting difference in the world.

But how do you make real, lasting change when it’s just yourself? Especially if you’re starting from nothing and don’t have the resources, staff or visibility to support you?

My friend Alexis Jones has insight on this. Because she’s been there. Twice. Alexis has been changing the world since college — when she founded I Am That Girl, an organization that empowers girls to embrace their self worth and build one another up.

It started with 6 members, and now has over 1.2 million members in 24 countries. Alexis now speaks at prestigious places like Nike, Harvard and the UN.

Alexis Jones is the first to admit how long the road was, and how she never expected to be where she is now.

When she was invited to talk to the top 18 high school quarterbacks in the country about respecting women, she had her doubts.

Why would these star athletes listen to her? Isn’t there someone else more qualified?

But as you’ll hear in our interview, Alexis’s simple decision to show up and connect with these athletes set her off to start a new organization that’s revolutionizing education about sexual assault prevention: ProtectHer.

How to Change the World with Alexis Jones

If you’ve ever wanted to change the world, but that goal feels too big to fathom, here’s your chance to learn from a woman who’s been in the trenches, and is actively doing the work today.

You’ll hear from Alexis about:

  • Why “the world of inspiration” actually prevented her from taking action.
  • The 10-second trick that helps her make hard choices in even the trickiest situations.
  • Her “Indiana Jones Method” to failure.
  • Why her desire to change the world started for selfish reasons.
  • And her unusual approach to sexual assault prevention—that’s working!

For more, check out Alexis’s book I Am That Girl and learn about ProtectHer and its mission to revolutionize education about sexual assault here.

Once you’ve had a chance to watch, join us in the comments below and tell us which insight meant the most to you and why.

In your comment, share as much detail as you can. Because thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration. Your story may be just what someone else needs to have a major breakthrough!

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Thank you for watching, sharing and adding your voice to the discussion. When the challenges of our lives and the world seem intractable, it’s conversations like these that remind us to stay focused on forward growth.

As Jane Goodall so wisely said, “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

With enormous ❤️,


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