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  • Comments Off on Hot off The Press: My Self Care Tips in Sesi Magazine

spring is here and it’s time to renew.  the first step is to get yourself in order.  

order as in putting yourself first.  

here are my tips for teen girls on self care in this spring’s issue of sesi magazine.

wallace sesi march 2018 2

 

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  • Comments Off on Sage’s Rage: I’ll be watching Fatherless Daughters on OWN

daddy girl 7-13i admit proudly that i am a daddy’s girl.   i remember as a young girl flying into his arms and he would pick me up and look into my eyes with love.    

i have so many memories of my dad going to my school productions and awards ceremonies.  most of the time, he was the only man around. it’s still a running joke amongst my old friends, how he would pull out his camera and the flash would blind the whole crowd.  there was no doubt in my mind that my dad was supportive of his little girl.  

we would have long discussions about the state of world affairs.  the nerd girl in me would be so excited that i could debate with a grown up.  to this day, i am grateful for him acknowledging my voice.  he is my rock and my hero.    he taught me that men respect and honor women, so his expectations of the guys i would date were super high!  thanks to his disapproving eye, i dodged many bad love matches.  

as i have grown into a woman, i see how similar we are.  he loves people and so do i.  he loves different cultures and i live for new travel adventures.   he loves baking and i’m starting to put a dent in my oven skills:)   i CANNOT imagine my life without him growing up and now.

in my work with girls/young women, i realize there are so many of you living without your fathers.  some of you know who they are, some of you don’t.  some of you act like it doesn’t matter, some of you are clear there’s a hole in your heart.  

i could jot down some psycho jumbo about the wounds of childhood traumas, but the reality is that being without a father has never been my experience. i’m not going to pretend i know what it feels like.  

but there is one thing i know for sure; not having a good relationship with your father is a significant factor in your life.   you gotta take some time to think about it and get some ideas about the best ways to move forward.

that’s why i’m glad Oprah and her tv network OWN has decided to take on the issue and talk to girls/women who do not have fathers in their lives.   i’m looking forward to watching the special discussion about fatherless daughters on OWN tv tomorrow night (July 14th) 9pm (EST).  

i’m also very happy to see she will be airing an amazing documentary by Kobie Brown called From Fatherless to Fatherhood.  i saw a special screening of this film last year.  it is an uplifting showcase of fathers, like mine, who are there for their children.   i hope those stories can be an inspiration to fathers to better their relationship with their daughters. 

let us know what you think…  what does your father mean to you?  do you want to create a better relationship with him? 

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  • Comments Off on Hot Off The Press: I’ll be tweeting while watching ‘Imagine A Future’ tonight 10pm

lots of girls are buzzing about the documentary ‘imagine a future’ that was produced by Black Girls Rock, Inc.  and is part of the P & G My Black is Beautiful campaign. it comes on tonight at 10pm (est) on BET networks.  

the movie is about a girls journey to discovering her beauty and strength.

i can’t wait to tweet while watching it

make sure to join me and thousands others and check out the show

give me a shout out and let me know what you think of it @sassysagesays 

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  • Comments Off on Vlog Time: Help! My parents won’t allow me to date.

check out the next installment of my three part series on LOVE!

this vlog is in response to a question from a viewer who is upset that her parents won’t allow her to date.

check out what i tell her:

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  • Comments Off on Hot Off The Press: Calling Teen Girl Movers and Shakers

i just found out about this amazing leadership training program sponsored by ANN Taylor and Vital Voices.  The program amply called ANNpower,  is designed to provide young women from across the U.S. with the leadership skills to affect global change.   they are looking to create the next generation of female world changers and sassysage luvs that!!

if you are a girl doing amazing things or you know of a teen with brilliant ideas to improve the lives of others, please check out the program.  

ANNpower is looking to select 50 high school juniors and seniors as ANNpower fellows who will participate in the ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum.

the ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum is a  a three-day leadership training and mentorship program in Washington, DC.  after undergoing this training, the ANNpower fellows are charged with transforming their ideas into action, and are eligible to receive ANNpower Grants of up to $2,500 to help them to implement projects in their communities.

ANNpower flyer 1-7-13don’t delay.

applications are due January 21st.  

Click here to  Apply

Want to know more? here’s a video about the program.

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  • Comments Off on Hot off the Press: See Dr. Scyatta Wallace NY1 interview

I was recently interviewed on NY1 about the new decision by NYC schools to offer the morning after pill to teens without parental consent.   You can check out the clip here:

This hot topic has hit airwaves across the country. Politicians, teachers, parents and teens are weighing in.   There is much to be alarmed about.  

According to a 2010 report by the NYC dept of health:

Over half of all 12th graders have had sex

70% of teens who have had sex are currently sexually active

Almost 1 in 10 sexually active NYC teen girls were pregnant in the last year

Among pregnant teens, almost 40% had been pregnant before

So clearly something needs to be done…

But is this the answer?  Let us know your thoughts.

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  • Comments Off on Hot off the Press: Leadership Conference for Girls at Princeton UniversityApril 14th

At the Well is an organization doing great work building teen girl leaders!   I’ve seen the amazing things they are doing and highly recommend girls attend their leadership conference on April 14th at Princeton University.  See below for more info and check out the website.

The At the Well Young Women’s Conference will be held at
Princeton University on April 14
for minority girls ages 13 to 16.
Film star Brian White, most recently seen in the movie Good Deeds, will be the keynote speaker.  In the evening for adults, we are hosting Olympic Medalist and best-selling author Bonnie St. John for a book reading of her new resource How Great Women Lead.
Both events are free

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