Ridgefield High School Student Publishes Book to Help Fellow Teens to "Step Bravely"

Ridgefield High School junior Justine C. has published a book, Step Bravely: A teen girl's guide to gaining confidence in her actions, appearance, and life, which is now available on Barnes and Noble.

The book, written with editing and support from RHS Reading Teacher Judy Silver, speaks directly to teens with a relatable approach, Justine’s own drawings, as well as powerful exercises to build confidence, harness social media, and embrace wellness.

The title, Step Bravely, reflects Justine’s reminder to herself to be courageous in sharing her own struggles with confidence and body image. “I want to help people not feel so alone,” she said. “It’s my mission to help people see that they don’t need to change themselves. They are amazing.”

Learn more and purchase the book here.


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