Emily Roberts created her website The Guidance Girl and her book “Express Yourself: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are” to give the kind of advice she would have loved to have growing up around the Austin area and going to Dripping Springs High School.
Now 33, the psychotherapist with a masters degree from St. Edward’s University, splits her time between Austin and New York, where she runs therapy groups for girls. She’ll be in town Nov. 5 as a keynote speaker at the We Are Girls Conference from Girls Empowerment Network, GEN Austin. About 2,000 girls in third through eighth grades are expected to attend the all-day event at Austin High School.
Roberts’ message to girls is clear: Stop being afraid to speak up for yourself. To do that she gives girls tools and language to use in “Express Yourself.” Emily Roberts wrote “Express Yourself” to give girls tools on how to talk to others.