Category Archives: Facing Challenges

Defeating Public Speaking Anxiety

Uh oh! All eyes are on you and it’s time to address the audience….Will I forget what I have to say? Will I stumble over my words? Is there something stuck between my teeth? Yes, it’s true that all of these questions and more may…

When to Call It Off

I believe that there are many times when you should call off a friendship – no questions asked. If a person is bullying you to your face or behind your back, if they lie to you over and over again, or if they’re peer pressuring…

Coping With Racism

In another blog, I wrote about different kinds of racism. Here, I will describe some of the ways you might deal with a racist situation at your school or in your neighborhood. I strongly encourage you to talk with a trusted adult about these types…

PCOS Blog

Beyond Appearances

Have you heard the name Harnaam Kaur? I hadn’t before today, but as soon as I heard her story I knew I had to share it! Harnaam is a 24yo young woman with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), and like some women with PCOS she has…

Alive Again

In this powerful blog, former CYWH peer leader Chaseedaw Giles writes about how her experience as a childhood cancer survivor inspired her to organize an amazing fashion show. Alive Again took place on June 27th in Washington DC. While backstage at a DC Fashion Week…

Depressed Teen

Sexual Abuse in the News

The issue of child sexual abuse made a lot of headlines recently when it was revealed that Josh Duggar, whose family starred in the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting”, had sexually abused five young girls when he was a teenager, including four of…

Conquering Conflicts

Conflict. Nobody likes it. Nobody wants it. Nobody wants to deal with it. But that isn’t going to stop it. It’s a part of life and is always going to be. It often actually proves to be one of the most difficult parts of life,…