Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘teenagers’


MAGIC: Mentoring a Girl in Construction

MAGIC: Mentoring a Girl in Construction
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Women in construction. Of course there are women in the construction industry. Right? Then we pause, think a little, peddle back through our memories, remember the whistles and cat-calling as we walked by construction sites, but no, we can’t remember ever seeing a woman wielding a concrete grinder, up on scaffolding with a torch welding […]

Singing Their Way to Broadway

Singing Their Way to Broadway

How good is it to be a teenager? Really, really good if you are one of the ten students chosen to perform a musical theatre number for Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown. On Saturday, November 26th at the Pasadena Playhouse, these kids will perform and be critiqued by Brown. One of the students chosen, […]

Radical Parenting: 6 Things Teens Want Their Parents to Know

Radical Parenting: 6 Things Teens Want Their Parents to Know

I’m a big fan of Vanessa Van Petten and her website RadicalParenting.com . I’m Vanessa’s fan because she will take on any issue that affects kids in a genuine and fearless manner.  And I love this site because it’s written from the teen perspective to help parents understand them. ( How she corrals all those teens […]

Lian on The Race to Nowhere

Lian on The Race to Nowhere

Pasadena writer Lian Dolan is not only a Satellite Sister and the author of the upcoming novel Helen of Pasadena—she also writes for Oprah.com. And her latest piece about the documentary Race to Nowhere, which screened recently in South Pasadena to sold-out crowds, hits home big time in our community, which is packed with high-pressure […]

Francesca Lia Block at Vroman's

Francesca Lia Block at Vroman's

If at any point in the last fifteen years you were a 13-year-old girl, you read Francesca Lia Block. If  you’ve known any 13-year-old girls, you saw them carrying around those neon and black paperbacks. So for all of us who are, who were or who know one of those girls, here’s your chance to […]

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