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The Gift of Affirmation

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Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity presents:
Express Yourself Teens
With the on-air Be the Star You Are!® youth reporters.

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It’s important to feel validated and appreciated. Affirmation is a fundamental need of all humans. Hosts Henna Hundal and Katelyn Darrow share their personal experiences with ways they offer affirmation to themselves and others. They also interview CEO of BYOU Magazine, author of Beauty’s Secret, A Girl’s Discovery of Inner Beauty, and former international model and actress, Debra Gano. After a series of life-changing incidents, including a near-fatal car accident, Debra’s perspective shifted from one of superficial external-focus to a deeper inner awareness that “it’s what’s inside that counts.” As a single mother of a twelve-year-old daughter, Debra discusses her passion for helping females find and live their most authentic, empowered selves.
Henna loves working with Be the Star You Are!® charity providing platforms for expression and promoting positive media. She says, “ we’re equipping young people with the confidence they need so that they can get out there and take the world by storm.” She also is a Teen Ambassador for You are Valued where the message is “Grant yourself permission. Give yourself affirmation and define yourself.” Besides volunteering with Be the Star You Are!®, Katelyn launched a new campaign with her charity, Angels of God, called Angel Deeds which encourages people to spread kindness and help others through every day, simple deeds. “Small actions make a big difference,” says Katelyn.
The following is excerpted from the chapter, The Gift of Affirmation from Cynthia Brian’s book, Be the Star You Are!® 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference.
“We underestimate how our own personal agenda affects people we know and don’t know. Smiling is an incredibly effective affirmation. Even when you feel down, just making yourself smile will improve everyone’s mood, including your own.
“Help people notice the good in themselves. When they feel special, they will be special.” Cynthia Brian

Guest Bio:

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Debra Gano is the CEO, Publisher, & Founding Editor of BYOU ‘Be Your Own You’ Magazine, a national self-esteem publication for girls ages 7-14; she is also the best-selling author of Beauty’s Secret, A Girl’s Discovery of Inner Beauty, the first book in her Heartlight Girls series, which has received multiple national awards, including Gold Winner of the Mom’s Choice Award and USA Best Books Children’s Fiction of the Year. Debra is a former international model and actress who now dedicates her life to the empowerment of girls and women, speaking on national stages and as an expert in the media on self-esteem.
Websites: www.BYOUmagazine.com, www.DebraGano.com

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Day Tripper By Cynthia Brian

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Are you a day tripper? Summer is almost over, but there is still enough time to find a really fun excursion for a day. Our hosts Henna Hundal and Caiseen Kelley each share their takes on fun day trips. Caiseen introduces a new APP that plans a great day for you, while Henna reveals research indicating the benefits of just getting up and going out. Social Responsibility reporter Asya Gonzalez talks about lucky she is to have a family that loves to have fun and adventures on the spur of the moment as she gives us an inside peek at some of their unexpected day trips. Asya also advocates being aware of your surroundings to stay safe in any new venue. Katelyn Darrow, the Gift of Giving Reporter encourages listeners to get involved for just a day with a local charity to make a difference. Soon her charity, Angels of God Clothing Closet will be hosting a day of donating free back packs stuffed with back to school necessities.  With all these tips of our young adventurers, you are set for a day of tripping! Have fun!  Listen at Voice America and at Express Yourself! Teen Radio. Read more at Press Peass

2014 top non profit

Congrats to everyone who volunteers and supports Be the Star You Are!®. BTSYA has been named a 2014 TOP NON PROFIT for the 6th straight year and is one of the first to be awarded this honor by Guidestar and Great Non Profits.

Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle® Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity. For information on being a guest email caiekelley@gmail.com. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences, Thanks for supporting teens! Buy books and shirts HERE!

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