Teen Blogs

Most of us couldn't have predicted that one day, so much of our lives would be public. Young adults growing up in the early days of social media hadn't yet learned that posting online is like carving in stone -- that photo of you and friends celebrating spring break is mighty hard to erase.
Almost four years ago, when I got the idea for SLAP'D, Surviving Life After A Parent Dies, it was with the relatively clear cut hope of creating an organization that would help teens who had lost a parent.
Being a teen girl, I see the impact that the media has on my friends and a lot of girls' self-confidence. We feel fat, jealous and sad because of the disgusting marketing tools companies use to show us drop-dead "gorgeous" women.