I’ve got a while before my daughter is a teenager, but I think about it often. If she’s anything like me, she’ll count the seconds until she can pick up the newest copy of her favorite magazine.
She’ll read it from cover to cover, including the advertisements. Like teeange me, my daughter will absorb each article into every molecule of her being, which may or may not be a good thing.
In any event, I’ll be paying close attention to the kinds of publicatiosns that strut into the Robinson household. Do the covers include only models with seamless skin and shampoo-commercial hair? Or does an occasional freckle, pimple or cowlick make it into print?
Do the articles empower my daughter? Or do they make her feel like she needs a turbo-charged makeover?
I recently got a chance to review Sisterhood Magazine, a faith-based magazine for teenage girls. Below are just a few reasons why I loved the magazine.
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No. 1 Sisterhood Magazine reminds teens that they are unique by design
I could have cried when Sarah Ann Noel shared how a classmate pelted her in the forehead with a slice of pizza in her article titled, “Questions and Answers: Don’t look to others for answers only God can give.”
Author Lisa Williams Kline poses an interesting question to readers in her article titled, “My High School Makover: Are you pretenting to be someone you’re not?”
Noel and Kline arrive at similar conclusions–teen girls, humans in general, are not meant to be robots. They have unique interests, talents and goals. Sisterhood Magazine does a good job of reminding young women that it’s okay, even admirable, to stand out from the crowd.
No. 2 Sisterhood Magazine includes a “Dear Abby” style Q & A
My favorite part of reading magazines has always been the section where experts answer reader’s questions. Sisterhood Magazine‘s Editor-in-Chief Susie Shelleneberger tackles everything from dating to body piercing.
This month’s “Dear Susie” includes a question from a reader who frequently compares herself to her friend. The reader doesn’t feel like she measures up to the friend that she perceives as near perfect. I’m sure a lot of teens can relate to this situation.
Susie helps the reader accurately assess the situation, discover her own talents, and make decisions about the future of the friendship.
No. 3 Sisterhood Magazine is backed by an active online community
I was nuts for Seventeen Magazine in my teen years. If there was a website back then, I certainly wasn’t aware of it. This is one area where kids today have it so much better than we did. They don’t have to wait an entire month to connect with their favorite publications. They don’t have to store every issue on the rack at the top of their closet only to have it topple them one day.
Is your teen a budding writer? Sisterhood Magazine members and subscription holders can start a blog on the site, enter contests, and submit writing and artwork to the magazine’s Creative Corner. The wesbite includes recent articles, blog posts and a community forum.
In the future, I would like to see more reported articles from Sisterhood Magazine. All in all, I think the magazine offers a fresh perspective for teenage girls.
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