Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Saturday, June 06, 2009
SWEETGYRL IS OFFICIALLY BACK!!
We are launching a new program for Mom's and Daughters!
Also I have officially starting writing the book,
" The Truth Behind SweetGyrl"
I have decided to take matters into my own hands, and start a program designed to heal the wounds between mom's and daughters. It's all over, when you pick up the news, where you have the very public rival and bitterness between the Spelling women. It goes on, it simply does not matter what, class, socio - economic status your in, there seems to be some sort of "unhealthy" darkness between mom's and daughters.
I am delighted to have taken on a couple of new coaching clients to work with! My teen Gyrls! I am happy to be using my story, my skills, and my presence, to help teen girls shift from deviant behaviors, to positive ones.
Stanby its coming in the next post!!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I love it here. I am truly blessed to be able to be given a second chance to be where my soul sings, and the opportunities are endless. My son is now in College, yes I am a very proud mom. As for me, I am in "ME" mode.
What do I mean by that? Well I am finding myself again. I feel like I got a second chance at life again. I am truly looking at "who" I am and where I am taking my life from here on out. I do know this for sure. I am more than determined to help young gyrls, and women, truly learn to LOVE, RESPECT, HONOR and APPRECIATE themselves. This is an important skill that they must learn to have in order to be successful in life and make the right decisions when it comes to choosing partners.
It is important for many young women to understand who they are and what they want, for themselves, and to learn who they are OUTSIDE, of what society tells them, thier mom, or dad or freinds tell them. In my years of working as a teacher and therapist, I have noticed that the girls today, HAVE NOT BEEN TAUGHT How to LOVE THEMSELVES. That is quite surpising! Then again its not, I look back and I realize for my own life it was not something I was taught. I learned how to do that, LATER LATER in life, after many falls, mistakes, trials and tribulations, I am finally learning to REALLY REALLY LIKE ME.
I am on a mission to teach young women the same. So, stay tuned....
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
TEEN GYRLS AND STD'S SAFE SEX? OR
Sound Off: Half of Black Teen Girls Has an STD???
Posted Mar 18th 2008 3:15PM by Angela BronnerFiled under: BlackSpin, Lifestyle, health
By Angela Bronner, BlackVoices.com
Last Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control released a study that found that one in four young women or 3.2 million teenage girls is infected with a sexually transmitted disease.
The kicker is, according to the study, nearly half of African American girls (or 48%) in this age group has least one of the following: the human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, herpes, or trichomoniasis, with HPV leading the charge.
Yes, that's right, according to the CDC -- one out of every two African American girls ages 14-19 has an STD. The report, sponsored by the CDC and conducted by the NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics), took a national sample of 838 young women. The study did not include the STDs syphilis, HIV or gonorrhea. In a word, this is alarming.
Does this mean that if there are 20 tenth graders at a bus stop, say, the cheerleading squad at an all black high school -- that 10 of them has HPV?
In a word, no, or not necessarily, according to Dr. Stuart Berman, Chief of Epidemiology and Surveillances, STDs at the Centers for Disease Control.
"Put in context, you take a sample, but a sample done in a smart way, so you can extrapolate the data," Dr. Berman explains. "What this study says, is that this is a problem for the country. It's your kid, my kid, the neighbor across the street."
Berman further cautions not to take these results and stigmatize teens, young black women, or by default, young black men, who are most likely their sexual partners.
"These things can be stigmatizing but [loose sexual behavior] is not the reason [for the higher rates]," he says. "Once the community risk is higher, even if your behavior is not higher, the chances are greater."
The doctor says social and economic factors such as access to care, low or no health insurance, incarceration, and racism, all add up.
"There's an aggregate of a whole bunch of community factors, each doing a little bit, making it a little more prevalent," says Dr. Berman. The key to making any inroads into this problem, says the good doctor, is to have frank, and honest discussions with our kids.
"A lot of kids think, 'He she looks healthy,' 'I'm in love' 'He or she doesn't have any symptoms' and therefore are not at risk. Who is talking to them?"The two most common STDs in the study -- HPV, and chlamydia -- may not show any symptoms.
The most contagious of these infections, the human papillomavirus, HPV, or genital warts, is responsible for 70% of all cervical cancers. Black women are at least 50% more likely to die from cervical cancer than white women.
HPV and chlamydia are in fact treatable; also, that there is now an HPV vaccine against the virus. The CDC also reported on results from pilot programs in New York City and California, where the agency found that if you test for STDs where young women get care for other gynecological issues such as pregnancy tests, emergency contraceptives (and I would add abortions) – all of which assume unprotected intercourse -- we can begin to stem the tide.
The agency recommends annual chlamydia screenings for sexualy active women under age 25 and vaccination against HPV for young women and girls between the ages of 11 and 26.
"It's like that show 'Hill Street Blues," says Dr. Berman, who laughs as he says he is dating himself with that reference. "We have to tell our kids, you have to be careful out there."
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Why Hate the Other Gyrl? Program
At SweetGyrl we offer real world scenarios. In today's society gyrls are often geared toward hating and being mean to each other. We offer Peace Circles for Gyrls to be able to see how much they have in common.
Growing up as a teen Kimberly met many oppositions by so-called friends. So-called friends meaning they acted like they liked her, however betrayal was waiting, or they hated the way she dressed, or they hated her personality, or she could not be herself. Therefore in order to fit in, Kimberly as a teen she adopted the attitude of the wrong people.
Many Gyrls fall into this trap, in society it is taught to live a mask, being yourself or unique is not permissible, its not ok. Gyrls are not taught to Love themselves, therefore, if they are around another gyrl that they feel is a threat, they punish her. Is this retarded or what!!
"I have been a victim of the player haters mentality so much, I got tired of fighting back, instead of getting bitter I chose to get "BETTER" I chose to learn to Love myself, I asked myself what energy or message was I sending off that I kept attracting these kinds of people?? I also learned that I can't change people I can only do me, get to know me, love me, and HEAL ME, and seek people and friends that really had my best interest at heart. At the end of the day, My true friends found me, its incredibly how we have the power to choose our circumstances and friends, but we learn at an early age to live life by default instead of designing it". Kimberly Bowles.
We teach young women to tap into their strengths and find what they are good at and to develop
the habit and do more of what they are good at, therefore we develop a success track in their
mind of excellence!
Personality Profile: We allow them to share how much they have in common and share and appreciate their differences!
Passion Test: See what they really really want for themselves, and learn to design what they
want their life to look like.
Brag Book: A collage book of all of their previous accomplishments, and photo album of their
best friends, and people that have positively influenced them.
Learning Style Assessment: How do you communicate? what does it mean if you have a friend
that is a talker and your not? what interpretation do you attach to that? lets explore, you will be
surprised at what you find!!
Contact SweetGyrl today for more Info:
We are in the business of helping young women/girls, keep thier minds on the things that mean the most to them. Often time young women get caught up in the hype of Sex, Boys, Smoking weed, ect. Not all but some. We are here to show them, You only have "One Life To Live" and "One Youth". Take this time and "Live it Up" Have fun, focus on your goals, yourself, your dreams, Yes your dreams.
If you have a naysayer about Your dreams, look at the many people out there liveing "Your Dreams". Never take advise from anyone more screwed up than you are. You buy thier advice, You buy thier lifestyle. Learn to love and adore yourselves. When you do that, other people will have ABSOLUTLEY no choice but to LOVE AND ADORE YOU. Spend time with friends, family, and if you must have a boyfriend, that "Celebrates" you not tolerates you!!
I am glad to see that more young people are less sexually active. As teen men, they are not ready for the emotional responsibility or maturity that comes with sex. As young women, your neediness and desire to be loved will not come from that. I am exited about this article.
Teenagers Having Less Sex, Study Finds
By JENNIFER C. KERR,
Posted: 2007-07-13 07:15:37
Filed Under: Health, Nation
WASHINGTON (July 13) - Fewer high school students are having sex these days, and more are using condoms. The teen birth rate has hit a record low.More young people are finishing high school, too, and more little kids are being read to, according to the latest government snapshot on the well-being of the nation's children.
It's good news on a number of key wellness indicators, experts said of the report being released Friday."The implications for the population are quite positive in terms of their health and their well-being," said Edward Sondik, director of the National Center for Health Statistics. "The lower figure on teens having sex means the risk of sexually transmitted diseases is lower."In 2005, 47 percent of high school students - 6.7 million - reported having had sexual intercourse, down from 54 percent in 1991. The rate of those who reported having had sex has remained the same since 2003.
Of those who had sex during a three-month period in 2005, 63 percent - about 9 million - used condoms. That's up from 46 percent in 1991.The teen birth rate, the report said, was 21 per 1,000 young women ages 15-17 in 2005 - an all-time low. It was down from 39 births per 1,000 teens in 1991."This is very good news," said Sondik. "Young teen mothers and their babies are at a greater risk of both immediate and long-term difficulties."The birth rate in the 15-19 age group was 40 per 1,000 in 2005, also down sharply from the previous decade.Education campaigns that started years ago are having a significant effect, said James Wagoner, president of Advocates for Youth, a Washington-based nonprofit group that focuses on prevention of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
"I think the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the efforts in the '80s and '90s had a lot to do with that," Wagoner said of the improved numbers on teen sex , condoms and adolescent births."We need to encourage young teens to delay sexual initiation and we need to make sure they get all the information they need about condoms and birth control," he said.The report was compiled from statistics and studies at 22 federal agencies, and covered 38 key indicators, including infant mortality, academic achievement rates and the number of children living in poverty.
Sunday, July 08, 2007
- We are a training center . Currently we offer services to one girl per month. One one Coaching..
- We offer group coaching and one 2 one.
- Career Coaching. Girls today, have really big, big dreams. It's a shame because often time they are around nay sayers or people that say that they can't do.
- Dress for Success is important. No one tells you how to take all of your life experiences paid and unpaid, put it on paper and develop a "functional" resume.
- We teach and explain the diffrences and purpose in resume formats.
- We also show you how to properly fill out an application, not leaving blanks, but filling everything in!! Yes, I know. It's the basics right? But because its the basics, we forget the basic stuff. You have to master the basics before moving on to the big stuff.
- How do you dress for an interview? What colors do you wear? What kind of makeup do you wear? Whats appropriate for you nails and shoes? Hmm, sounds like I hit a nerve.
- What kind of language do you use during the interview, slang? ebonics? or proper english?
- These are just some of the services we offer. Every month we will feature one young lady, from our community. They will get to pilot our services for free. One young lady per month. Then we will expand to the other 5o states.