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Lauren Galley
Lauren Galley is a teen mentor, author, President of Girls Above Society and advocate of building confidence and leadership skills to young girls around the world. With her weekly talk show on CETV, her "Girl Talk" program, and her book "Steps to Success: An Empowerment Guide," she reaches out to tween and teen girls by raising awareness and giving practical tools and tips.

Entries by Lauren Galley

Life Lessons From a Modern Day Cinderella

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 6:21 PM

Like most little girls, I was captivated by Cinderella and remember wearing my own version of Disney's magical blue dress, sparkly crown and of course, those beautiful glass slippers. Somehow I believed this fairy tale wardrobe gave me permission to be a princess... if only for a little while. ....

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Teen Dating and the Absence of Communication

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 3:50 PM

Dating in high school can seem like walking through a corn maze that seems to take teens on many turns, hopeful exits and dreaded dead ends. Girl and boys are maturing quickly during these years and in today's media driven society, the art of dating has changed dramatically, leaving the...

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An Open Letter to Every Girl Who Is Being Bullied

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 4:02 PM

Dear Girls,

I know that instant feeling of dread and doom when you realize another girl is spreading gossip and hateful words for everyone to hear. It's hard to describe accurately, but what comes to mind immediately is what it might feel like if you were drowning. Gasping for air,...

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Why Girls Gossip

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 9:32 AM

Girls have gossiped for generations, however today's Generation Z girls are taking this favorite past time to another level. As I travel and speak to young girls, I see a quick raising of hands in the air, unanimously agreeing that mean stinks and negative words really are hurtful. So, the...

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I Live My Life #LikeAGirl: No Excuses Needed

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 3:37 PM

By now, I'm sure you all have viewed Always' #LikeAGirl campaign ad. I fell in love with the message Always delivers and feel the timing of this message is perfect considering that my generation is growing up in a media driven society that tends to shape girls into...

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Inside the Mind of a Teen's Instagram Post

(2) Comments | Posted January 19, 2015 | 10:11 AM

Could the popular application Instagram be contributing to young girl's anxiety? It does this and so much more. When this photo-sharing app first hit the scene, I thought of it as a personal, virtual scrapbook, and I fell in love. Taking and saving photos of my favorite memories, people and...

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The "Power" of Going Greek

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 2:51 PM

The moment has finally arrived. I am about to experience my first semester as a university campus college girl. Go Me!! I spent the summer before my fall semester dreaming of becoming a sorority girl. I have listened to older girlfriends talk about Greek Life to the point that I'm...

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Generation Z: A World Gone Cyber

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 11:54 AM

Say hello to Generation Z - We are a generation of those born beginning in 1995, living in a society where everything is possible and the main communication channel is the internet.

Over half, 50% of youth report being cyber-bullied. Being the Bullseye target of a cyber-bully can happen to...

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Inside the Locker Room

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 2:13 PM

It's football season and the playoffs are approaching! I'll admit, I'm not a huge sports fan but I can say that I do understand the basic rules of football. We all hear the hype, the mega expensive Super Bowl commercials, the release of who's performing at half-time and of course,...

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I Need a Boyfriend! A Teen Girl's Recipe for Validation

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2014 | 11:04 PM

Love and respect should always go hand-in-hand. And I'm not just talking about the mushy kind of love. Even your relationship with your parents, and your best friends, should be centered on respect. We all know this, so why do we, as girls, allow boys to disrespect us? We continue...

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A Generation of Silent Communication

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 10:24 AM

Only 35% of teenagers stated that they participate in human interaction on a daily basis. With that said, the smart phone has been in existence for seven years and since then our means of how we communicate has drastically changed. As a teenager myself, I often wonder what...

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It's NOT All About That 'Bass'

(5) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 11:08 AM

The music industry is overloaded with songs about what it takes to get a man, how to be fierce for a man, and how to outshine another girl for a man and I jumped for joy when Meghan Trainer came out with the chart topper "All About That Bass." With...

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Girl on Girl Bullying -- Mean Stinks!

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 11:31 AM

Getting through high school without falling into the drama trap can be a little tricky for teen girls in today's media driven society. The avenues of torture consist of countless applications through the use of smart phones, tablets and computers. Middle school and high school girls covet these means of...

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9-11-2001: What's Your Story?

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 9:13 AM

On September 11, 2001 I was a super happy six-years-old kindergartner that had no idea her world was about to change forever. My father was in Paris on business and about the time the first tower was hit he entered his hotel lobby that was full of patrons staring at...

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Dear Freshman Girls

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 3:29 PM

Dear Freshman Girls:

I am writing you today because I know how scary it can be to begin high school. After all, most of us spent years in the same classes with the same friends and by the time eighth grade came around we had finally made that achievement of...

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(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 1:02 PM

BRAVE: To Defy, challenge and dare.

When one thinks of the word brave, we think of someone heroic, such as our tireless firefighters, policemen who risk their lives daily or even a circus performer on the trapeze high in the air. These are some of the few people who earn...

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Life: An Inside Job

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 11:38 AM

On the morning of August 11, 2014, the world lost one of the most iconic, talented and multi-faceted actors it has ever seen. Robin Williams brought an immense amount of laughter and light into our lives, so one may question how he failed to brighten his own world. As a...

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Being a Girl... A Perspective

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 6:29 PM

I can't fit in because the pretty girls won't let me play with them. Boys won't let me play with them because I'm a girl. The popular girls think they are the boss of me. People tell me I can't do things because I'm a girl. These statements were the...

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Girls Who Code

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 11:51 AM

Technology creeps into every aspect of a millennials life. As we bury our heads in our iPad, laptop, smart phone and television we conduct business, make friends, receive headline news and make purchases at the touch of a screen with instant gratification.

This seems quite normal to me being nineteen...

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What Women Want... the Big R

(1) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 4:34 PM

The majority of women want the big "R" from men.

Realize your choice of words and actions.
Every girl appreciates respectful and genuine conversation
She's a person with opinions and feelings, not an object.
Pieces are parts of a puzzle, not a woman.

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