About the Geeks at Geeky Girls Journal
What are Geeky Girls?
Geeky Girls are Smart, Strong and Confident! Geeky Girls strive to be the best version of themselves.
Geeky Girls Journal was and continues to be inspired by my daughters. In elementary school (where everyone is supposed to be “warm and fuzzy”) my daughters discovered how it felt to be isolated. They were isolated because they didn’t look or act like most of the girls in their classes. Not only were they different externally, they didn’t have the same interests as most of the other girls. This caused them to drift off and distance themselves because they did not fit in. During lunchtime and recess where most interacted with their peers, they would instead choose to read books. Reading was their sanctuary and they preferred reading over socializing with others. One day, one of my daughters came home from school and I could tell that something was wrong. No matter what I did and how hard I tried, she would not tell me what was bothering her. A few days later, the same thing happened and again I attempted to find out what was bothering her. In order to find out what was wrong, I knew that I was going to have to try something different.
My daughters loved to read, so my husband and I decided that we would write a short story and draw a few doodles. This story, which is now, “If I Were You, I’d Wanna Be Me” includes a female character, Dreamer, who is a sassy know-it-all with a sense of humor and dances to the beat of her own drum. It was important for my daughter to feel like Dreamer was speaking directly to her, so we made her seem like a real friend. In order to keep her attention, Dreamer was relatable and the book was designed to read like journal entries.
We started by having Dreamer talk about bullies and “mean girls.” After a few days, she came to me and said, “I know how Dreamer feels because the same thing happened to me.” I would have never known that my daughter was having an issue at school if it wasn’t for her reading Geeky Girls Journal. She didn’t want to tell us because she thought that it was something that was only happening to her. It was then, that we realized that we had to share the book with other parents.
How many kids are trying to deal with life issues on their own, without any help from a parent? Well, that’s how Geeky Girls Journal began. Dreamer was going to show my daughters what to do even if they didn’t want to ask me. Hopefully, this book will do the same for the Geeky Girl in your life. After speaking to my other daughters, I learned that I needed more stories to address issues that young girls were facing.
Geeky Girls Journal has since evolved. Instead of just writing books for girls, we have committed to encouraging girls to be the person that they were created to be. That includes motivating and inspiring girls, encouraging them to pursue their dreams, creating apparel that they can wear with confidence and developing a community in which they can support each other.
The primary business is selling ebooks and products that promote the COOLNESS of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to girls during the ages when they tend to lose interest.