The Shriver Report – Anea Bogue

Special Edition

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Anea Bogue

Anea Bogue (B.Ed., M.A.) is a highly sought-after contributor to various media outlets and an acclaimed expert on issues of self-esteem with girls and women.

The mother of 17-year-old and 5-year-old daughters, Anea is absolutely passionate about the empowerment of girls and women and has dedicated more than half her life to this cause. Her more than 20 years of experience include her work as an educator, counselor, consultant, author, speaker and Creator of REALgirl®, a revolutionary empowerment program for girls.

Anea also recently co-founded TrueMoon®, a feminine care company dedicated to providing safe, healthy products and positive, informative messaging for girls and women about their bodies. Whether through her book, featured articles, workshops or speaking engagements, Anea is committed to helping each girl and woman discover her authentic self and reach her highest potential.

To learn more about Anea please visit

Gender Equality Is a Myth!
By Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.  → Read More
9 Ways Dads Can Contribute to Raising Strong, Confident Girls
Some dads are less involved than they could be because they underestimate the important influence they have on their daughter’s development. Others really want to be involved but feel unclear about how to be an effective parent to a girl, especially when she moves beyond the age of 9 or 10. A father plays a fundamentally important role in shaping his daughter’s sense of self-value. This makes it essential that he knows just what to do..  → Read More
Is Your Marriage a Partnership or Rescue Mission?
The bar is set dangerously low for our daughters when they rarely see relationships between men and women in which both parties hold equal value and power. Worse yet, as they move through adolescence they are facing plummeting self-esteem and constant bombardment with messages that their value is defined largely by their desirability to males. All of this raises the stakes significantly for us as parents.  → Read More