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Detroit's TUF Cookies camp helps young girls embrace feminism

A conversation about a young feminist camp taking root in Detroit

This week on Circumference, we discuss how two black millennial teachers introduced their elementary-aged students to feminism.  Their goal? To emphasize advocacy, empathy, confidence, cultural humility, inquiry, social responsibility, and promoting dialogue.

"It's really taking their issues and matching them to the world, not simplifying it for them," says Danielle Johnson, founder of the TUF Cookies camp. "The concepts are simple. They already know them. I just give them the terms and the terminology so that they can have conversations with adults about them."

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