STAR Student Day: "We Come as Girls, We Leave as Women"
Feb 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Chrishaunda Lee Perez, Author
STAR Student Day: "We Come as Girls, We Leave as Women"

Chrishaunda Lee Perez is a writer, producer, creator, and orator most known for her best-selling debut novel, "We Come as Girls, We Leave as Women", about teen girls overcoming personal challenges as they embark upon womanhood. This work has been endorsed by many, including Paula Wallace, President and Founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and heralded by Oprah Winfrey. Ms. Perez serves as an advocate for women and teen girls, engaging groups around the world, enlightening audiences about bridging gaps between teen girls and women, encouraging adults to fully consider a teenaged girl's point of view, and elevating empathetic communication as a source of relieving certain traumas and strengthening human connection. Chrishaunda Lee Perez has for decades centered her work around women and teen girls, and they often serve as a key focus in her written works, including acclaimed historical fantasy/magical realism short film, "The Forever Tree" and powerful true story of miracles, "Share The Dream: Building Noah's Ark One Prayer at a Time". Currently, Ms. Perez is in pre-production for her first narrative film about two mothers and their sons and the debilitating effects of addiction, as well as in development for the full length feature version of "The Forever Tree".

INTRODUCTION: Karen Carlisle