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Advice for teen girls who are struggling?

For a girl dealing with addiction, tell a trusted adult and ask for help. Identify enablers and remove yourself from them. For a girl struggling with a lack of confidence/self-love, take a moment to think back to the confident little beautiful babygirl you believed you were before anyone ever told you that you were not...that girl is STILL in you. Write down positive affirmations about yourself and say them daily. For depression and mental health, please talk to your school counselor and/or guardian(s). Ask to see a therapist that looks like you.

What are the biggest challenges that you face in trying to achieve your organization's mission and your personal mission statement?

The biggest challenge I face in trying to work with others on their journey to healing is getting others to believe they are worthy and capable of living a whole, fulfilling, and purposeful life independent of toxic habits and thought patterns.

How are you working to overcome these challenges?

I am working to overcome this challenge by meeting people exactly where they are, working with them to set realistic goals, healthy boundaries, and doing the hard work of peeling back the layers—one by one—to address and remove contributors to the presenting issue. I am working to overcome this challenge by normalizing the discussion of these issues and having the courage to address them in platforms such as this. What's the best advice that you've received from another leader or mentor?

Please don’t minimize the power of your words just because they’re yours. Your voice matters. Who's your "Shero"? My late mom, Susan W. Rodgers Learn more about Brianna and her work by visiting www.briannarodgers.com. 65

Profile for Butterfly Dreamz

2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...

2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...