sassysage's Blog

Posts Tagged ‘teen girls

  • In: Uncategorized
  • 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.

  • In: Uncategorized
  • 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
  • In: Uncategorized
  • Comments Off on Hot off The Press: Apply Now for Black Girls Rock! Queens Camp- Deadline May 15th

You’ve watched the Black Girls Rock! (BGR!) awards on BET and marveled at the inspiring women honored.  Imagine what a teen girl could experience if she participated in a summer camp filled with events/speakers that motivated her to succeed?  

Well…BGR! Queens Camps does just that.  

Apply now.  Applications are due May 15th.  

For more information and program applications please visit their website at

i have new favorite show! it’s The Voice on NBC.  this is not your run of the mill singer competition which seems staged and cartoonish.  The Voice producers searched for real singers whose talents go without question and had them coached by some of music’s best (judges-Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Adam Levine). Each week singers compete with one another for a shot at the top record deal prize.  It’s so amazing to listen to the performances, all of which are available on itunes as downloads.  Viewers comment on the show live via text and twitter.  The show is really fresh and on the pulse.  

I’ve learned a lot about what it takes for a singer to succeed and I’ve watched on the edge of my seat as some singers have failed on stage because of fright.   Last week it was the battle of  the ‘shy’ girls.   Sarah Oromchi- 18 year old songtress vs. Xenia a 16 year old dynamite.  Both of them were visibly nervous and missed more than a bar or two.  Squeaky, pitchy and struggling to use their breath; what came out was average at best.   I couldn’t help but feel so sorry for them both, knowing they could have done so much more had they believed in their talent.  In the end, Xenia won that race but she won’t stand a chance in the next round if she’s matched with someone having more confidence.  

I know it’s often hard for teen girls to stand up and face the world with their heads held high.   I know it’s a challenge for teen girls to speak up for themselves and what they believe in. But just like those two teen contestants on The Voice,  there are once in a lifetime opportunities depending on your self-esteem.    You must believe that you can achieve in order for it to happen…

Tomorrow the competition continues…who’s gonna win your confidence vote? hit me up and let me know who you think rocks both inside and out!

Follow me on Twitter

Learn more about sassysage

%d bloggers like this: