Giving Voice Productions bases its plays on interviews, and research in books and other media. We have compiled a list of books, websites and organizations that we have found to be excellent resources. Please contact us if you would like us to know about other resources you have found helpful.



Teen Sexuality in a Culture of Confusion

Website discussing a documentary film project on teens. Interviews on Cultural Context and teen profiles provide insight into how the media culture is affecting today’s teens. Experts offer advice to parents on how to role model behaviors to assist teens in negotiating the cultural pressures around gender, identity and sexuality.


Frontline report on “The Lost Children of Rockdale County” as well as numerous articles by experts in the field of adolescent behavior and health.

Girls Speak Out

Learn about programs all over the world for girls’ empowerment and find out about the classic book, Girls Speak Out: Finding Your True Self by, Andrea Johnston and the exciting new interactive second edition.

Campaign for Beauty is a leading online community and content site for teenage girls. It contains stories, games and interactive content produced with an independent editorial voice.



The Sex Lives of Teenagers
Author: ~Lynn Ponton, M.D.

Case studies that shed light on many issues teens face. Great appendix with tips for parents on understanding adolescent behavior.

Reviving Ophelia
Author: Mary Pipher, Ph.D.

Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage Girls Talk about Sexuality
Author: Debrah Tolman

Slut! Growing Up Female With A Bad Reputation
Author: Leora Tanenbaum

The Female Brain
Author: Louann Brizendine, M.D.

Help Your Teenager Beat An Eating Disorder
Author: James Lock, ME, PhD and Daniel Le Grange, PhD

The Hungry Self, Women Eating and Identity
Author: Kim Chernin

In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development
Author: Carol Gilligan

This was her landmark book, but she has written many other scholarly books on girls and women. It was her theories which sparked our interest during our initial work on Power to Pleasing. In a Different Voice

Growing Up: ‘It’s A Girl Thing’
Author: Mavis Jukes

Real Boys
Author: William Pollack, Ph.D

The Good Son
Author: Micheal Gurian



Local Organizations for Youth:

Check out their book recommendations

Surfing The Creative International Rites of Passage Youth Camp

Denver Kids, Inc.

Men’s Leadership Alliance: Leadership training and wilderness retreats for men and youth.

Women’s Wilderness Institute