About Bec

When I was fifteen if you’d asked me what my life purpose was, I would have mumbled something about marrying Kirk Cameron and working as a children’s TV host. Neither happened (I blame the corkscrew perm and stone wash jeans. Thank you, 1987). But still, back then if I had a “purpose” I figured it was to be a reporter on Wombat or Simon Townsend’s Wonder World.

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Thirty years later

and my answer is crystal clear.

These days I feel like my purpose is to help teenage girls traverse that tricky path from childhood to adulthood. My great passion is helping teen girls (and their parents) navigate high school friendships, have a more positive experience online and understand that despite what society tells them they are enough just as they are.

It's why...

I write books like Find Your Tribe and Ask Me Anything.

It’s why I go into high schools and talk to thousands of teenage girls every year about resilience and giving back and the idea of your high school legacy and – most of all – the power of finding those friends who like you for who you are and have your back.

It’s why I make podcasts like Ask Me Anything where I play agony aunt answering anonymous questions from teenage girls.

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And it’s why I agreed to be an Ambassador for #TeamGirls – an initiative put together by Suncorp, Netball Australia and ReachOut, Australia’s largest online youth mental health organisation.

#TeamGirls is a group of organisations coming together to ask: How can we help young girls feel confident? Confident about their bodies. Confident about their abilities. Confident with money. How can we help our girls navigate the mixed and confusing messages society fires at them? What part can we play to teach them about friendship and being role models for each other? So I said...

SO I SAID...

You had me at hello.

Take A Breath.

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My website isn’t just a place where you can read my bio and buy my books or request me for your school. It’s a place where you can take a breath. Read some stories, listen to some podcasts, discover a few ideas or tools you hadn’t thought of before and leave - I hope - feeling uplifted.

Away from this page, I’m an aunty and a godmother to several tween and teen girls. But I’d like to think I can also be an unofficial godmother to all those girls out there who need another grownup in their corner offering advice and wisdom and understanding.

Are you ready? Let's get going!
Official Bio

Over the past 25 years Rebecca Sparrow has earned a living as a travel writer, a television publicist, a marketing executive, a magazine editor, a TV scriptwriter, a radio producer, a newspaper columnist and as an author.

She is the author of three best-selling novels The Girl Most Likely, The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay and Joel and Cat Set The Story Straight (co-authored with Nick Earls). Since 2009 Rebecca has focused on writing non-fiction books for teenage girls to help them navigate those tricky high school years. Those books include Find Your Tribe (and 9 other things I wish I’d known in high school); Find Your Feet (The 8 things I Wish I’d Known Before I Left High School) and the best-selling Ask Me Anything (heartfelt answers to 65 anonymous questions from teenage girls).

 

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Aside from writing books Rebecca writes for Mamamia, co-hosted two seasons of the award-winning health and happiness podcast The Well with good friend Robin Bailey and plays Agony Aunt to teenagers across the country on the Ask Me Anything podcast. She also talks to thousands of high school students (and their parents!) every year about friendship, resilience, giving back and how to have a more positive experience online. Rebecca is an ambassador for The Pyjama Foundation and Suncorp’s #TeamGirls initiative. In 2018 she was invited to sit on the Queensland Government’s Anti-Bullying Taskforce.

Rebecca lives in Brisbane with her husband Brad and her three young children.

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