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Sassy Girl Magazine is Where Dance Meets Fashion and Young Entrepreneurship. This publication is a multi-media platform for young people who aspire to fulfill their dreams by showcasing their talents and expanding their own opportunities through young entrepreneurship. We are a go to source for unknown talent and parents of kids who are trendsetters and entertainers. Sassy Girl Magazine offers an array of opportunities in photography, editorial submissions, fashion and dance features, advice from young minds, the latest trends and more. Sassy Girl Magazine is the true definition of Lively, Bold and Full of Spirit.
MEET OUR EDITOR Brie Suares was born in Brooklyn, NY but lives in Long Island, NY where she is a 5th grade student,
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: BRIE SUARES
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whose favorite subject is Science. She is a lover of
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animals and when she is not on the dance floor, Art
competitive dancer, model, both runway and print
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and a visionary. Brie has been dancing since the
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age of three and took an interest in modeling at eight years old. Brie has always had a passion for all things Sassy. Brie began making her own accessories which were customized to her clients requests at Sassy Girl Accessories. As Brie continued her journey in the Dance and Fashion In dustry, Brie and her parents soon realized the ha rd work and dedication it took to be recognized. Bu t they also learned of the many gimmicks used to at
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is her favorite pass time. Brie is a technically trained,
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tract kids and their families at various costs only to be
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afforded a mediocre opportunity, if any at all. In 20
18, Brie decided she no longer wanted to just be th e talent. She wanted to be her own BOSS. The pe
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at Sassy Girl Magazine was born. A place Where Da nce Meets Fashion and Young Entrepreneurship.
D A U Q S M G S # Queen Meeka Wojo is an ten year old award winning performer, working model, volunteer, writer, and activist. She currently holds the state titles of USA National Miss Princess, Junior Model, Junior Cover Model, Junior Supermodel and Junior Role Model. Queen Meeka works tirelessly to improve the world by teaching others to choose kindness and to celebrate every
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HEALTH & FITNESS
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Jenna May is an 11 year old technically trained competitive dancer and lover of fitness. In Jennaâ€™s Corner, we will talk about health and fitness from the view of an active tween.
. What are some things you suggest to get kids to be active? Hi. Thank you, this is exciting!! Well I would suggest that they find a fun activity. Let them pick a sport that they like. The more they like the activity, the more likely they will continue with it. Do you think that kids enjoy working out alone or with friends? I would say, get the family involved. I started going to the gym with my mom and brother. It was fun and a great way for us to spend time together. I think its more fun when there's other people around. Do you have a workout schedule? Well, when I started going to the gym, it would be on the weekends or the days I did not have dance class. Do you use workout equipment, if so what type of equipment do you use?. I do use equipment sometimes, nothing too big or heavy. I like to use the balls, jump ropes, and small weights. Do you think all kids will enjoy exercising and working out? Well, no. Because of homework or other activities. You have to want to do it, no TV, no computer or cellphones. Just make time to do it and make it fun!! Well before you go, please tell us some of the exercises you think other kids would enjoy. Push-ups . Sit-ups. Jump rope. Step-ups . Jumping jacks. Squats. Balance on one leg. Ball toss (with a partner)
e a a n Thank you Jenna for sharing with us, we are happy to have you as a Sassy Girl Magazine Brand Ambassador.
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Technology is life for the kids these days and as parents we want our children to not feel left out but we have to regulate the use as it can become an invasion of their privacy. It can be used as a tool for a form of bullying or it can simply be a distraction. It is where Instagram is, SnapChat, Tik Tok and Games are to name a few. Not to mention, you can ask Siri or Google anything nowadays and find the answer versus your child taking the time to research independently. Of course, we want them to be tech say and have the latest but as parents we have to be sure to set boundaries. You would be surprised if you knew how many kids are socially awkward as they are so mesmerized by the cellphone and its endless possibilities that its hard for them to carry a conversation or make new friends as it requires them to be active with other people.
As a proud parent of three wonderful children, who we often refer to as â€œMillennialsâ€?, I decided to set a few boundaries that i felt would assist me in my daily parenting. Here are a few: - Cell Phones off at least one hour before bedtime - No cellphone during meals at the table - Homework and chores first - No cellphones during family time - Parents should monitor the phones - If youâ€™re paying the bill, know the password - Teach your children never to give out personal information and never respond to stranger inquiries Researchers say that excessive screen time can be linked to violence, behavior issues, social issues and education issues, so setting boundaries is a way to allow us to parent while our children exercise a small form of their childhood independence. We have to get creative as well. As parents we are busy with work or supervising the home and oh yes.. staring at our cellphones too! We have to be the example and encourage our children to be active while coming up with creative ways to stimulate their minds
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performs with GENX & MixRz. Mel also trains at the XFactory and Brickhouse in NYC. She is a counselor at NEXUS and has had the opportunity to be trained by world renowned choreographers. Melody has also been singing and acting since the age of three and had the opportunity to be vocally trained by Award Winning Producer Adam Roebuck.
. is an 11 year old, All American Girl.Â She is an aspiring entertainer from Long Island, NY who loves to perform and help others. Â Melody is extremely creative and has great leadership abilities. Mel is a Girl Scout and a brand representative for BAB where she loves to spread bully prevention and awareness. Melody has been studying dance for eight year and trains in multiple styles. She is a part of a competition team at Elite Dance Studio,
With all of her experinience she is no stranger to off broadway shows, fashion week and music videos. Melody has also appeared in several Kids Footlocker promotions as well as other clothing lines.
In her spare time, Melody enjoys swimming, reading, playing her keyboard or saxophone and playing with her American Girl Dolls. She is also a Brand Amabassador for Sassy Girl Magazin. Follow her journey on IG/FB @DanceMomShanti
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Jordan Keller was diagnosed with Autism at 4 months old. It was important to his family that early Intervention began immediately. With the love, support and motivation of his dedicated family, Jordan faced many challenges, but he became a true testament of "you can do anything you put your mind to". By the age of 12, Jordan became a published Author of the book, Jumbled Pieces Autism and a Motivational Speaker. Jordan wanted to write a book, to give other children a voice who could not speak for themselves.
Jordan and his family, praise Dr. Anderson, his Neurologist as the most amazing doctor they have ever met. Bekah, Jordan's mom told us that Dr. Anderson basically saved Jordanâ€™s life with shear kindness. He gave Jordan the confidence he so desperately needed and it was with him that Jordan realized not everyone was a bully. Jordan absolutely loves modeling and one of his favorite things are Steam Trains. Brie, the Co - Founder of SGM crossed paths with Jordan as they both rocked the runway in Dallas at the Dallas Society Fashion Show in 2018. It was there that SGM became intrigued by his determination and confidence as he glowed from the support he received from his family and amazed onlookers. Sassy Girl Magazine is a proudly supports Jordan Keller and his efforts of early intervention. Thank you for sharing your story!
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Every Good Model, Dancer or Child Visionary should have a great headshot! Here are some quick tips to consider when looking for the best way to showcase your star!
- Select a professional photographer who works with kids - Most agencies prefer your child to submit a natural headshot which represents how they look everyday (without makeup) - When applying Make Up, consider the age of the child and keep it light - Hair should be pulled away from the face (be sure to show length where applicable) - No bright colors logos - Make sure the photographer captures their personality
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ou Lively, Bold and Full of Spirit? If you answered yes, that’s amazing. That would also ou are too fabulous to be a bully or be friends with anyone who thinks it is cool to be a l” oh yes, that’s another term for bully. No one should be mean to others. There are so y good things in this world. Just because we are different, does not make one better or here’s just a difference. Take time to get to know that person instead treating someone unfairly, it’s not a good feeling.
not be the victim of bullying but sometimes we see it happening right in front of our eyes and we do othing. There are safe ways we can stand up for others to make it stop. Think about it. Talk to your acher or another grown up that you trust. They can step in and help the kid that’s being bullied. Do to be kind to the person you know is being bullied because during times like that, they could really friend. Be a leader… bullies cannot sit here. Everyone has the option to change their behavior and the way they treat people, so until the bully does, THIS SEAT IS TAKEN!
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Trust the Process
is Jona Biddleâ€™s moniker and can be heard resonating from any class @thejonashow teaches. More than a choreographer, Jona has a special gift to inspire, lead, and transform the younger generation to strive for greatness while building their self-esteem. Jona Biddle, artistic director and choreographer originally from Atlantic City, NJ has made his mark on NYC conquering his big city dreams with a dance formula for success. Discovering that dance is an art that transcends all boundaries, Jonaâ€™s focus and determination has landed him to international success with tours in Europe, Hawaii, Panama, Canada & Jamaica to name a few. Realizing that Strivers Achieve What Dreamers Believe, Jona rose above his humble beginnings and created a lane for himself. With hard work, resilience and dedication, Jona unleashed his signature style of Hip Hop Fusion which keeps his clients coming back for more.
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The Ultimate Sassy Girl Must Have Checklist
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Just when we think we have it all together, thereâ€™s always that one thing we might forget. Always have a checklist available of all the things you need when going out for competition, recital, photoshoot or runway show. Hereâ€™s my Ultimate Sassy Girl Must Have Checklist!
Costumes/Outfit All Costumes Head, arm, leg pieces (bag separately & label according to performance) Extra tights, socks, etc Undergarments (panties/bra) (nude, black, white or specific color to costume) Jewelry (earrings/necklace, etc) Dance or Runway Shoes Team Apparel (if applicable)
First-Aide Kit Band Aids Hot/Cold Pack Aspirin Ace Bandage
Extras Mini Sewing Kit Safety Pins Thread (all colors) Lint Brush Double Sided Tape Clear bra straps Hair Accessories
Hair Product Hair Gel Hairspray Hair Net Bun Holder Hair/Bobby Pins Comb & Brush Flat Iron/ Hair Dryer Hair extensions (if applicable)
Makeup Extras Wet Wipes Scissors Clear Deodorant Cover Up Slippers Change of Clothes Extra undergarments Clear Nail Polish Earphones Small Speaker
Lastly! Your Cell Phone and your favorite copy of Sassy Girl Magazine!
Foundation Makeup brushes/sponges Eye Shadow Eye Liner Blush Lashes Lash Glue Mascara Lipstick/Lip Pencil Glitter Makeup wipes
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I would like to thank everyone who participated in the making of my magazine. I hope people will read and support my vision, even though I'm not on TV or have a million followers. Not to long ago, I decided, I can be more than just the talent. I could be the person to give other kids opportunities, I could be a Girl BOSS. People often say I'm quiet but that's because I am a thinker and my plan is to build a brand and pay it forward as my mom would say.
To Mom & Dad: I am so lucky to have you as parents. Thank you for believing and investing in me, showing me how important it is to have a voice. To Mr. Mario: Thank you for helping me realize one of my biggest dreams. This magazine is everything I could have imagined and more. To Mr. Jeff and the other photographers, thank you for capturing me and the Sassy Squad in these beautiful photos. Stay tune everyone, I'm just getting started!!