SARA SHANDLER Editor, Ophelia Speaks (Harper Perennial l999) Freshman at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn.

EMILY CARMICHAEL Contributor to Ophelia Speaks (wrote “Fight Girl-Power”) Junior at Stuyvesant High School in New York City

SHAKIRA VILLANUEAVA Contributor to Ophelia Speaks (wrote “A Silent Rush to Hope”) Freshman at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida 


Reviving Ophelia, a bestseller about the difficulties adolescent girls experience coming of age in a “girl-poisoning” society, inspired Sara Shandler to edit another book called Ophelia Speaks because she wanted the voices of teenage girls themselves to be heard. Issues such as eating disorders, reactions to old style feminism and the newer girl power, dealing with depression, sexuality and self-image as well the special issues of minority girls are all represented. Join guest host, Melinda Penkava and a panel of teens to discuss Ophelia Speaks .

Ophelia Speaks : NPR.