When Trudi Dunn came of age, she didn't know much about puberty or what was happening to her body.
"I don't want another girl to find out about puberty and her body how I did," Dunn said.
The registered nurse, novelist and public speaker will be leading the first in the quarterly Girl Talk 101 series on Saturday at the Columbia County Library in Evans. The free series is designed for girls ages 9 through 18.
"There is a division based on the content of the information," Dunn said, adding that the sessions include contain age-appropriate discussions on adolescence, relationships, peer pressure, and responsible decision-making.
The first seminar, for ages 13-18, will run 10 a.m. until noon and will focus on building and maintaining healthy self-esteem. A separate seminar on the same topic for ages 9-12 will be held on April 9, Dunn said.
Dunn said after designing the curriculum for Doctors Hospital's You're a Big Girl Now and Growing Into Womanhood programs, she wanted to share the information with younger girls.
"I was just drawn to just being able to flood girls with information," Dunn said, adding that girls with more information can make better decisions.
Registration is required by calling the Columbia County Library Reference Desk at (706) 863-1946.
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