Atlanta, GA, April 15, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- To combat these outside, negative influences and foster healthy self-awareness for teen girls, Atlanta author and activist Tracy Nicole has created a workbook based on her debut novel, Who Said Peaches Were Perfect?, which is centered around the lives of two young women, who are entangled in a struggle to figure out what life and love are truly about. When used properly, this workbook will be a catalyst that enables its young readers to probe and discuss real issues for which all teens struggle. Topics discussed include: Perception, Domestic Violence, Self-Worth and Values.
“We are living in a time where young girls are defining themselves by what they see on television or hear on the radio and talking more about each other than supporting and lifting one another up. They lack exposure to good role models and self-esteem is suffering while self-worth is getting lost,” states the workbook’s author Tracy Nicole.
Adolescence is a confusing yet critical time during a girl’s life that holds many influences. There is peer pressure versus the demand to succeed academically and in school activities. There is the want to be liked socially and fit in; however, this is also when morals and boundaries are often first tested and perhaps threatened. Technology and social media has only compounded the high level of influence society holds and greatly brightened the spotlight that young girls find themselves in during the important developmental teen years.
It’s common for teens to display happy behavior, while hiding the suffering that they may be experiencing on the inside. Often believing or feeling that they have no one trustworthy in which to confide, this situation can lead to poor choices that can have a lifelong effect on them. The workbook is a tool that is intended to reduce the levels of guilt, shame, embarrassment or isolation by creating the platform for a healthy dialogue amongst teens
The workshops Tracy holds in Atlanta based around the workbook have been so impactful and helpful to young girls that BP US Oil Holdings has committed to sponsoring them for a second year. While the success in the Atlanta area is wonderful, this message could benefit teen girls across the country. A perfect fit for school groups, social circles and non-profit organizations, the Perfect Peach workshops offer a means by which girls can find a real and positive understanding of their worth and avoid the need or pull to conform to negative and disrespectful influences through bad actions and behaviors.
Interested in having a Perfect Peach workshop at your school, organization or for your community or neighborhood? Please go to http://tracy-nicole.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Tracy-Nicole-Press-Kit-MARCH-2013-2.pdf for the press kit with information aimed to allow you to host your own class, seminar or event. It is our hope to offer a means by which these girls can find a real and positive understanding of their worth and avoid the need or pull to conform to negative and disrespectful influences through bad actions and behaviors.
Please note that workshops can be specifically tailored to fit any group or organization’s needs.
About Tracy Nicole
Tracy Nicole is more than just an author, she’s a woman, a mother, an entrepreneur, an activist and a breast cancer survivor. The inspiration for her first novel, Who Said Peaches Were Perfect?, came from a maternal place. “I have two daughters and although they’re young, they’re growing up in a time when there are so many challenges with young girls,” she says.
As an entrepreneur, Tracy has been highlighted in various local and national publications including Essence, Lucky Magazine, Paper City, Jezebel and Atlanta Style. She takes the time to serve various philanthropic causes including Our House, a homeless program for women and children, and Seeds of Love, a program that benefits children living in shelters and foster homes.
Tracy currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with her daughters, Kennedy and Kristian. For more information, please go to www.tracy-nicole.com. To visit Tracy’s breast cancer survivor blog, go to http://beneaththepetals.blogspot.com/.