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Empowering Teenage Girls For Life's Moments

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Aug, 2017

Shopaholics Anonymous

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Let me tell you about my walk to work. I leave my apartment, and then walk past a few hotels. After a couple blocks, I begin to pass by almost every expensive store in the entire city. My neighbors are famous shoe designer Jimmy Choo, Prada, and jewelry store David Yurman…

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Jul, 2017

The Importance of Self Defense

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This is the first summer I’m spending away from my hometown! I’m so excited to be living in a big city full of fun things to do. I can walk to a ton of restaurants and stores, and let’s just say that my parents aren’t too happy with the shopping bill I’ve accumulated. Although it’s really fun to be in the center of all the action in a city, it can be a little frightening too…

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Jun, 2017

The Extremes Teens Will Go To (drugs)

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Senior Prom season has finally come to a close, but fear not Juniors, your time to shine-or panic- is right around the corner. Prom season is a lovely time full of tuxedos and fancy dresses, of shoes and spring flowers, of under aged drinking and sweaty "bumping and humping"... Well, the truth had to come out eventually. Now I'm sure that most teenagers view the act of drinking as a type of "right of passage"- that everyone needs at least one good blackout story by the time they enter college. [...]

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Apr, 2017

ED- part two

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The lights flashed around me in a rainbow of colors. Music pulsing, bodies shaking, I stood in the midst of my first high school dance. The crowd whooped and hollered as the DJ spun a mesh of Brittany and Beyonce and Eminem and Jay Z. My best friends surrounded me and I could feel the electricity buzzing off of their excited forms. I noticed nothing however. Not the music, not the dancing, not the lights, nothing. The only thing that filled my mind was how everyone looked in their dresses

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Mar, 2017

Ready or Not: a phone playing a video of us

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I run into my house and slam the door.  The lock turns with a definitive click.  Safety. “Hi honey how was your day?” Asks my mom sitting at the kitchen counter, her perfectly manicured fingers flipping through the latest issue of Vogue. “Fine.” I lied. I could’ve told her about the red paint on my locker today. How it had stained my hands as I tried to wipe away the dripping “SLUT”.

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Feb, 2017

What is confidence?

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A Buddhist proverb says, “if your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” I think this pretty much sums up what having confidence in yourself means, You need to not only know, but also love yourself for who you are. Only then can you love others as they deserve to be loved. Its funny how that works out, and how true it is despite seeming so backward. But I can attest to this truth.

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Jan, 2017

I Got Money On My Mind- How to make your money last

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In the words of the great poet…. Lil Wayne… I got money on my mind. But no, Lil Scrappy I don’t got money in the bank and Shawty I really don’t care what you drank. And sorry Jay Z but you won’t catch me In the Ferrari or Jaguar switching four lanes with the top down screamin out money ain’t a thang… Cause money IS a thing … a BIG thing.

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Dec, 2016

Teen Pregnancy

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It’s 2 AM on a school night am I’m wide awake. No it’s not because I pulled an all-nighter for the History test tomorrow; not because I’m finishing my AP Psychology notes due later that day. No. I woke up this morning for the wailing two month old baby in my room. 11 months ago my life was more than normal.

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