In the decade or so since my teens, it seems that both the opportunities and pressures that young people face have really changed.

In the decade or so since my teens, it seems that both the opportunities and pressures that young people face have really changed. Through online communities and social media, teens can now reach more of an audience than ever before and find networks that share their vision. But they can also find more people to compare themselves to, and more images to live up to.

In this episode, I talk to the co-founder and a chapter leader of I Am That Girl, an online and in-person network that provides a safe space for girls to connect and have honest conversations about things that matter.

I also spoke to 12-year-old Hannah Alper, an eco-warrior and activist from Canada who has been called the “future of social media.” She’s been blogging since the age of nine, and is determined to change the perception of young people who think they can make the world a better place.