For 20 years, Meade Palidofsky has been working in juvenile prisons, helping young people find their voice and tell their stories through performance art. I learned about her incredible work through the documentary, "Girls on the Wall."
In my research, what was so startling was how aware all teenage girls were of their mother's hatred of aging. One girl said, "Every time I wrinkle my forehead, my mother points it out and tells me not to."
Anytime I put myself into a new creative environment, the voices start appearing. You know the ones I'm talking about. They say you're not good enough, not creative enough, not talented, fun or smart enough
Every time I read something about the latest Lolita scandal in Hollywood I wonder: "What the heck are they thinking?" No, not the Vanessa Hudgenses and Miley Cyruses of this world -- I mean the adults who run their lives.