The Gift of Affirmation
Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity presents:
Express Yourself Teens
With the on-air Be the Star You Are!Â® youth reporters.
Itâs 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 Beautyâs Secret, A Girlâs 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, Debraâs 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!Â® charity providing platforms for expression and promoting positive media. She says, â weâre equipping young people with the confidence they need so that they can get out there and take the world by storm.â She also is a Teen Ambassador for You are Valued where the message is âGrant yourself permission. Give yourself affirmation and define yourself.â Besides volunteering with Be the Star You Are!Â®, 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. âSmall actions make a big difference,â says Katelyn.
The following is excerpted from the chapter, The Gift of Affirmation from Cynthia Brianâs book, Be the Star You Are!Â® 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference.
âWe 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.
âHelp people notice the good in themselves. When they feel special, they will be special.â Cynthia Brian
Debra Gano is the CEO, Publisher, & Founding Editor of BYOU âBe Your Own Youâ Magazine, a national self-esteem publication for girls ages 7-14; she is also the best-selling author of Beautyâs Secret, A Girlâs Discovery of Inner Beauty, the first book in her Heartlight Girls series, which has received multiple national awards, including Gold Winner of the Momâs Choice Award and USA Best Books Childrenâs 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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