Bullied Girl Grows Up To Be a Fairy Godmother to New Film

“Finding Kind” Film Spotlights Girl Bullying

movie screenBack in grade school classmates stole Scilla Andreen’s lunch, pushed her into snow banks and heckled her with “Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees, what are these?” These memories prompted the now mom and CEO of IndieFlix to take two young, first-time filmmakers under her wing and pull out all the stops to distribute and launch their new film on girl bullying called Finding Kind. On September 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, UC Health Women’s Center will host the film as part of their Movie Night Series. Finding Kind is a documentary exploring the “mean girl” phenomenon with the goal of putting an end to the hate and FIND KIND.

Nearly 1 in 3 students admits to being bullied, is afraid to talk about it, and lists it as a concern regarding personal safety. In a series of interviews with girls, women and experts, Finding Kind shows that these girls have a lot to say.

The filmmakers Lauren Parsekian and Molly Stroud are two friends who like Andreen were victims of “mean girls.” Their suffering led them on a cross-country road trip with their moms to document on film the cruelty of girl bullying. In their 10,000 mile journey the women talked to over 30,000 girls, visited more than 60 cities, and set-up “Truth Booths” capturing tearful and poignant memories and confessions about the “mean girl” phenomenon.

As Lauren and Molly combine their experiences and passion to uncover the truth within the Girl World, the girls learn about themselves, females, the truth behind the issue and our cultures influence. The journey is packed with hysterical moments as the girls attempt to conquer the road and everything America has to offer. While there are plenty of fun moments, their emotional roller coaster around the country reveals raw and personal stories from girls that will shock you to your core. With the goal of establishing a national school program for girls, Lauren and Molly hope to put an end to the hate and FIND KIND.

Join us for this free, enlightening film and engaging discussion afterwards.

September 18 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

UC Health Women’s Center

7675 Wellness Way, 4th Floor

West Chester, Ohio 45069

(513) 475-UC4U

Reserve your tickets today. Seating is limited.

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