Helping teens take on the world
It can definitely be tough growing up in today’s society.
With an increased internet and social media presence, people are regularly exposed to a somewhat false sense of reality portrayed by people online.
Pair this with the everyday struggles of being a teenager, you can be left feeling quite overwhelmed.
After interviewing a number of teenagers this week, I was left reminiscing on my own time as a youngster.
While I remember there were some tough times with friends, body image and mental health, for the most part it was an easy and carefree time of my life. Looking back, I think I was quite lucky to grow up when I did. During this time the internet did not have such a huge impact on people’s lives and certain social media sites were just starting to get off the ground.
After chatting with the amazing women behind the Girls Who Glow teenage workshops, I was pleased to learn there are inspirational young women in the world trying to make these pivotal years for teenagers just that little bit easier.
Liv Phyland and Teigan Nash have used their public careers to help young girls going through tough times.
Whether it’s relationships, nutrition, friendships or mental health, the women are using their workshops to address these issues and help young girls work to overcome them.
The women are currently travelling around Australia with an aim to help young girls on their journey to become the best, healthiest and happiest versions of themselves.
They will visit Shepparton tomorrow, and I encourage any young girls out there to head along and enjoy a day of laughs, inspirational stories and positive energy.
This week I also met some of the extremely talented students at Notre Dame College who are getting ready for their upcoming production of Godspell. After chatting with them and hearing about their passion for the performing arts, I learned how the group has really become one big happy family — with all of the students there to support one another. It was lovely to hear and I do hope there are many other groups in the area like this that allow teenagers to be themselves, feel comfortable and appreciated.