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Benni Cinkle

Building up Your Self-Esteem (My So-Crazy-It-Works Advice)

Benni Cinkle | Posted 10.04.2012 | Teen
Benni Cinkle

Some kids don't have that kind of family or the support system that they need from other adults to feel good about themselves. Some kids, all they hear is how stupid or ugly they are.

7 Stages of Making a Music Video

Benni Cinkle | Posted 09.28.2012 | Teen
Benni Cinkle

But once you get into that room, and you're all alone behind a wall of glass with the cans on your ears and the mic in front of you, things... change. That's when another stage enters into the picture: STRESS.

Start Breaking the Chains

Benni Cinkle | Posted 09.16.2012 | Teen
Benni Cinkle

I hope my new video gives every kid who sees it that courage to break whatever chains might be holding them back so that they'll follow their dreams, too.

Who's the Real Bully?

Benni Cinkle | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Benni Cinkle

Last week I got an email from a fan telling me her bullying story. But things didn't seem so straightforward -- it wasn't just about one person being hurt and people who were doing the hurting.

My First Homecoming... And I Spent It at Home

Benni Cinkle | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
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For example: homecoming 2011. Which happened to be my first homecoming, and one I was really looking forward to going to, but I didn't go, because I didn't get asked.

I'm 'That Girl in Pink'

Benni Cinkle | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Benni Cinkle

I'm Benni Cinkle, a 14-year-old high school freshman from Southern California. Oh yeah, I also appeared in a friend's video last spring. That friend was Rebecca Black, and that little video was called "Friday."