Jill has had a long association with ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders), an international self help organization. She is also on the clinical advisory board for HeyUgly, an organization dedicated to improving the self esteem of youth. Jill is the advice expert on newmoon.com, a website for preadolescent and adolescent girls, and has contributed to Stop-Bullies.com, a website for bullying prevention. Jill has lectured at The University of Chicago, Loyola University, and Northwestern University, and has presented at numerous professional conferences.
Jill is the author of several articles on women, the media and body image, as well an article on breast cancer survival. She has published 2 award-winning self help books for adolescent girls, Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough: The 10 Things that Stress Girls Out and How to Cope with Them (McGraw-Hill, 2004) and Picture Perfect: What You Need to Feel Better About Your Body(HCI, 2007).
On December 1, 2016, Jill gave a presentation on Health Relationships to the Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy in Mintrun, CO.
So what can parents do to help their daughters feel better about their bodies? Here are some tried and true tips: Make family meals a positive experience. Family meals don’t need to be complicated 4 course dinners, but they should offer everyone a balanced meal and a relaxed time together. And take-out pizza qualifies as a balanced meal if it has veggies and not too much fatty meat!
Prom: The Big Night Out is featured in Lerner Books blog entry for Pride Month!
"Prom: The Big Night Out by Jill S. Zimmerman Rutledge includes a detailed chapter discussing the evolution of high school proms, from strictly heterosexual events to eventually becoming inclusive to LGBTQ students."
Check out Jill's New Book!
Take a trip to a wide range of proms, from the first cotillion and debutante balls of the early twentieth century to the integrated and LGBTQ-inclusive proms of the twenty-first century. Hear tips from young adults about how to have a safe and enjoyable prom; learn about creative outfits and fun promposals; see what some teens have done when prom plans changed because of illness or accidents; and meet the brave teens who have gone to court for the right to wear what they want and to bring the person they love to their prom.
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