What is Modern Girl Movement?
The purpose of “Modern Girl” is to promote leadership, self-help, provide therapeutic communication, and positive influences to all. Through annual empowerment conferences, community outreach, leadership workshops, and educational seminars, “Modern Girl” aims to assist others by allowing them to discover their inner strengths, talents, as well as find their motivation to reinvent themselves and live life freely. In this modern day world the female is more than a pretty face, or a particular body shape. The “Modern Girl” is independent, driven, focus, and she is changing the world. More Women are speaking up for their rights and utilizing different platforms to fight against the inequalities they face in America. Modern Girl joins that same fight against all forms of oppression. Modern Girl Movement utilizes the Self-determination theory that links link personality, human motivation and optimal functioning, which are very powerful in shaping who we are and how we behave. (Deci& Ryan, 2008) . The goal on this movement is to change minds and attitudes that society has against underserved, underprivilege and underrepresented populations.
“Live Life Out Loud”
Mrs. Shemeca J. Patterson
Founder & CEO of Modern Girl Movement
Mrs. Shemeca J. Patterson is a Licensed Master Level Social Worker devoted to encouraging and supporting people in accomplishing their goals. Shemeca promotes self-awareness in an effort to help others define their inner strengths. Shemeca’ s motto, “accepting who you are and where you’ve been” serves as the foundation of the change process. Shemeca uses the Self-determination theory that links personality, human motivation and optimal functioning, which are very powerful in shaping who we are and how we behave. (Deci& Ryan, 2008) Shemeca has coined the term “metamorphosis” as her reference point in explaining the change process, and exemplifying transformation. This transformation focused process has help motivate individuals in various ways. Many of Shemeca’ s personal and professional experiences consist of life coaching, and counseling services in various settings such as: The Department of Veteran Affairs, Georgia’s Department of Family and Children Services, Alabama’s Department of Human Resources along with hospice agencies, and various other private sector agencies. Shemeca has over 17 years of healthcare related skills in areas varying from clinical care to case management. In the Social Work field, Shemeca has provided treatment through cognitive behavior therapy, as well as in-depth analytic psychotherapy, which includes individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy, while also utilizing a strengths base practice, behavior modification and crisis intervention. Shemeca is a graduate of Gordon College, Barnesville Ga., Auburn University, Auburn Alabama, as well as Savannah State University, Savannah Ga. She is a member of the National Association of Social Work and Phi Alpha National Honor Society and National Association of Social Work.