Melissa Atkins Wardy is the
creator and owner of Pigtail Pals & Ballcap Buddies, a company that offers
empowering apparel and gifts to full of awesome kids at www.pigtailpals.com. PPBB was launched in
2009 and now ships orders around the world. PPBB has become a large social
media advocacy group and popular blog on issues involving gender stereotypes
and the sexualization of childhood.
Melissa’s book “Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the
Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween” will be published by Chicago Review Press
in January 2014. Melissa is also an Exceutive Director of the Brave Girls Alliance, a think tank of
experts, parents, and activists calling for better media for our girls. Melissa
is a graduate of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and lives with her
husband and two young children in beautiful Wisconsin.
You can read her blog at: http://blog.pigtailpals.com or find her
on Facebook (Pigtail Pals) and