The Girl With The Butterfly Tattoo

A girl’s guide to claiming her power

The butterfly is a symbol of transformation. It reminds us that we are all able to change. We can make choices and we are in control. We can choose to replace the messages that shout ‘You are not enough’ – not hot enough, thin enough, talented enough, popular enough – every time we open a magazine, watch a music video or go into a clothes store.

Danni discussed The Girl with the Butterfly Tattoo with channel 9’s Mornings:

Praise For The Girl With The Butterfly Tattoo

The Girl with the Butterfly Tattoo wants girls to claim the personal power that we know as grown women we need to live life to its full potential. You want girl power? The Spice Girls and Buffy may play and pretend, or even project, that they have it, but The Girl with the Butterfly Tattoo shows girls how to grasp and live it for themselves. This girl’s guide delves deeply into topics of body image, bullying, binge drinking, friends, school, and everything in between that can and does impact the life of a young girl today. It’s never preachy or dumbs these issues and girls’ feelings and experiences down, but is also gentle and even loving in its suggestions and affirmations, which girls will relate to.

Julie Parker
, Coach, Clinical Counsellor and author of the blog Beautiful You

In her latest book, The Girl with the Butterfly Tattoo: a girl’s guide to claiming her power, Miller dispenses commonsense advice to girls . . . about how to navigate the rocky road of adolescent hormones in an unforgiving era.

Miranda Devine

Finally a book for teenage girls that does not patronise or attempt to police them! The Girl with the Butterfly Tattoo empowers teen girls to make their own choices.

Nina Funnell
, writer, women's rights advocate and recipient of the Australian Human Rights Commission Community (Individual) Award 2010

In The Girl with the Butterfly Tattoo, Danni brings her hard-earned insight directly to the girls themselves. The book’s approach to the big issues – body image, drugs and alcohol, sex and love, friendship, school and work – is personal but grounded in evidence. The practical advice is sensible but never prescriptive, and is certainly never delivered from the high horse of moral authority. And the affirmations that close each chapter are to-the-point and have the potential to be genuinely empowering. Danni’s voice throughout is that of a trusted, trusting, wise-but-never-superior older sister. You know she won’t put up with your crap, but you also know she’s got your back. She expects a lot from you, but only because she thinks so very, very much of you.

In a world where girls hear countless conflicting messages about how they should live and who they should be, Danni Miller is a guiding light. Educator, activist, writer, mother, friend, mentor, feminist – every aspect of Danni’s life and being is directed towards helping girls navigate their teen years not only safely but with actual joy. Rather than encourage girls to attempt to avoid pain through making themselves meek and ultra-cautious, Danni encourages them to confront the hard stuff and stomp all over it. She doesn’t just want girls to be okay – she wants them to be magnificent and to know it.

Emily Maguire
, author of Princesses and Porn Stars and Your Skirt's Too Short

Check out chapter one of The Girl with the Butterfly Tattoo, "The Battle Within", for free.