The idea for Planet Daughter came from an unexpected source. I was meeting angel investors, venture capitalists, and media executives about our girls’ health platform, ShimmerTeen.com. Most of the people I was meeting with were men. Many of them were fathers of daughters.
They were excited about ShimmerTeen and generous with their time and resources. But, over and again, as our meetings would end, a new conversation would start. On the way to the elevator or standing in front of our cars, these men asked me a different set of questions, questions that had nothing to do with my business plan:
- “I recently got divorced. Will it hurt my daughter if I start dating again?”
- “I think she might have an eating disorder. What can I do?”
- “How do we get her off her phone?”
- “I hate her boyfriend. How can I talk to her about it?”
The result of all these questions is Planet Daughter.
Our team is made up of medical professionals, psychologists, parent educators, and youth advocates. Our advisory board includes:
- Dr. Richard Weissbourd, Director, Human Development & Psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and author of The Parents We Mean to Be;
- John Pacini, Founder of Dad 2.0;
- and Libby Moore, International Speaker, Consultant, and former Chief of Staff to Oprah Winfrey.
At Planet Daughter, we’re addressing the questions that get asked the most and the issues that don’t get talked about enough. With our newsletter, articles, and interviews, we hope we’re putting your mind at ease and bringing you closer to your daughter. She won’t be a little girl forever, but you will always be one of the most important men in her life.
About Kimberly Wolf
Kimberly Wolf, M.Ed., is the Founder of Girlmentum Media, an educational media company dedicated to supporting girls’ health. In addition to Planet Daughter, Girlmentum publishes ShimmerTeen, an integrative health resource for teenage girls.
Inspired by her girlhood experiences in Los Angeles, Kimberly began studying the intersections of girls’ health and media. She graduated from Brown University, where her senior thesis exploring the history and evolution of sexual health content in girls’ magazines earned honors in Gender Studies. She also holds a master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Kimberly is a national speaker, and she has been quoted or contributed to platforms including CNN.com, WebMD, the Huffington Post, and Life With Teens magazine.