I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl

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In a crazy, media distracted world the important questions often get lost like: What’s your passion? What’s your purpose? Who do you want to be? Alexis Jones has built a career listening to and helping girls around the world figure out those questions in order to inspire them to think for themselves, to speak their truth, to discover their purpose, and to dream HUGE! Alexis believes that you’re not broken nor do you need to be fixed. You already are that girl who creates magic wherever she goes, who lives ...

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Overview

In a crazy, media distracted world the important questions often get lost like: What’s your passion? What’s your purpose? Who do you want to be? Alexis Jones has built a career listening to and helping girls around the world figure out those questions in order to inspire them to think for themselves, to speak their truth, to discover their purpose, and to dream HUGE! Alexis believes that you’re not broken nor do you need to be fixed. You already are that girl who creates magic wherever she goes, who lives fearlessly, who inspires those around her to dream bigger, and who will leave the world better, just for having been in it.

 
Stop listening to that voice inside your head that tells you you’re not good enough. Stop worrying that you don’t have the perfect body, perfect job, perfect relationship, or perfect anything for that matter. Stop letting other people draw boundaries and limits around your life. And start living the life that you truly want (now!), the one you didn’t think you had the courage to imagine, but the one that’s absolutely possible! Including stories from thirty incredible women, Alexis has compiled everything she’s learned into one complete guide to being That Girl, the best version of you.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I AM THAT GIRL feels more like having a conversation with your best friend than a cheesy self- help book… it’s hilarious, inspiring with a sprinkle of tough love."

–Hilary Duff


"This book will inspire you to find your own truth and Alexis will hold your hand every step of the way on that awesome journey."

–Kristen Bell


"Alexis Jones is walking the walk and she’s tapped into a community of young women who do the same. This book is filled with revelations from powerful and inspiring women who dance to their own drumbeat."

–Kate Bosworth


"Alexis is here to transform the reality of what it is to be female and I AM THAT GIRL isn't just a book, it's a call to action. It's a manifesto for the 21st century GIRLS movement and Alexis leads this mission with the truest grace and humility. I am honored to call her my friend, and I am honored to follow her lead.”
–Bryce Dallas Howard

Kirkus Reviews
2013-12-04
Debut memoir/self-help book designed to empower the women of Generation Y to discover and pursue their passions. Jones found her calling to inspire girls while starring in Eve Ensler's feminist play The Vagina Monologues. A former contestant on Survivor, the author believes that "everything and everywhere is a stage," and she launched her nonprofit organization, I Am That Girl, to give girls a community to belong to that also reinforces what she says on stage and through social media. Her book offers simple but thorough advice for female readers on how to become their true selves. Jones' close friend Sophia Bush offers a gushing, enthusiastic foreword to the text, which is interspersed with personal revelations from other successful women, along with inspiration quotations from figures such as Kofi Annan and Harriet Tubman. "I owe it to myself to be remarkable," Jones quips, "so I am." Beautiful and poised, Jones fully embraces herself while admitting to her flaws and mistakes. She nudges readers toward the same level of self-acceptance through a variety of methods that range from self-care habits (exercise, healthful eating) to keeping a journal, being responsible for recognizing your feelings, voicing your needs, taking risks and embracing all of life with fearlessness. While many of the author's suggestions are stale or cliché, on the whole, her writing avoids coming across as vapid or condescending due to its accepting, funny and relatable tone. Girls grappling with one or more of the issues covered here may find solace and support in these pages, and that's largely a credit to the book's many short, first-person accounts from women who have faced and, in some cases, are still facing similar struggles with relationships, work and self-confidence. Encouraging and authentic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780989322287
  • Publisher: Evolve Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/3/2013
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 33,443
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alexis Jones is a thought leader for the 21st century women’s movement and an expert on Generation Y. A Texas native, Alexis completed her undergraduate and Masters from the University of Southern California. Alexis is the founder of the non-profit I AM THAT GIRL, and is an internationally recognized speaker, media personality, and activist. Accompanied by major influencers in media, Alexis and I AM THAT GIRL presented their Healthy Media initiative in Washington, DC to The White House Council on Women and Girls.
 
Alexis began her media career by hosting live television on the red carpet, working at FOX Sports and ESPN, and as a contestant on the hit CBS show: Survivor. As Alexis' impact has grown, so has her recognition. She was featured as one of AOL’s MAKERS Video Series along with Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Hilary Clinton, and Sheryl Sandberg; and she was featured as a life coach on MTV's hit series MADE. She was highlighted as an Ambassador for L’Oreal’s new STEM initiative, and listed as one of DELL’s #Inspire 100 List, Fast Company’s “Female Trailblazers” and ESPN's "Pop Culture's Top Ten." She's been featured in numerous outlets, including NPR, Glamour, Women's Health, The Huffington Post, and The LA Times.
 
Alexis is igniting a movement and spreading her message of turning self-doubt into self-love. (10% of the book profits will go to support I AM THAT GIRL 501c3).

National non-profit organization I AM THAT GIRL was founded in 2008 by Alexis Jones and Emily Greener to address the growing need for community for girls and young women by helping to build self-esteem and realize their full potential. Recognizing the potential dangers of living in a digital age, consumption and media definitions of what is beautiful, the organization has an interactive platform with content designed to inspire and encourage. The organization helps girls and young women throughout the country to create support and community through the establishment of local chapters who meet regularly to discuss and share feelings about relevant and pressing topics such as bullying, current events, eating disorders among others.  I AM THAT GIRL provides the curriculum to help guide discussion and provide ideas for calls to action.

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