Michigan’s Own Trinity is the Heart of Art

Teenpreneur and artist is making a difference with her creations.

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Trinity Brown is only 15 years old and is already making a positive impact in this world with her gift of design.

I had the awesome pleasure of meeting Trinity in the Girls Entrepreneur Expo in Detroit April of this year. I witnessed her art and amazing talent. She carries a humble spirit and sweet spirit. I’m pleased to have met her!

Trinity is the creative mind behind Trinity’s Wire Creations. Her creations consist of handmade wire-wrapped jewelry. When she wire wraps, she never use the same design twice. Each design is unique! 

 

Check out her amazing designs! 

 

 

In 2015 she underwent a spinal fusion which stopped her dancing dreams for two years. During her first year, she began making jewelry in an attempt to fill the void of her creativity.

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Trinity’s custom stone necklace
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Custom name necklace

 

 

What inspires Trinity?

People who try to be positive because being happy is the most important thing to me!

Trinity’s Words of advice for other aspiring entrepreneurs.

When life gives you lemons…make lemonade.

 

What’s next for Trinity’s Wire Creations?

I am hosting a Teen Art Show in Detroit Michigan at the Carr Center Gallery on August 25th. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to National Scoliosis Foundation to raise awareness.

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND A MARKETPLACE FILLED WITH YOUNG TALENT!

 

 

Find her amazing teen event on Facebook! Please support her and check out new young talent!

“Curved” Teen Art Show

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There’s so much more to come from her! Please stay tuned to what she has going on. You don’t want to miss out! She has clearly put her heart and soul into her work and it shows. The world better get ready for her MAGIC!

CONGRATULATIONS TRINITY!!!

Find more info about Trinity’s Wire Creations at: Trinity’s Wire Creations!

Find her on:

Facebook: Trinity’s Wire Creations

Instagram: Trins Wire Creations and “Curved” Teen Art Show

Keep It SWEET, Not Stressed

I am a mom of two teens, a 16 year old daughter and an 18 year old son. I also work with Youth Outreach Services organization within my community. I have mentored youth for over 10 years. So in addition to my children I encounter troubled youth DAILY and I have came to the conclusion that its really tough being a kid in 2018. Life seems to be even more challenging for teenagers. From my experience, today’s youth are experiencing mental health challenges and fighting depression like never before. There’s a ton of stress that they’re carrying without an outlet. Key factors like school, home, friends, violence, traumatic events, and social media are all major contributing factors to stress.

I know that mental health concerns and depression runs deeper than every day stress but I believe that with a few changes, a more stress-free life can be enjoyed. Less stress makes more room for your MAGIC! I have a few tips to make your life a little more enjoyable and much SWEETER!

1. PLENTY OF SLEEP.

Its recommended that youth and teens get about 8 hours of sleep. I know its unrealistic to get 8 hours of sleep every night but I would suggest going to sleep an hour earlier to help control stress.

To relax your mind at night consider reading an inspiring book or writing in a journal to get your feelings out.

2. TALK ABOUT IT.

I already know, talking to parents is TOUGH. Make an attempt to discuss your feelings with a parent but if that becomes a challenge please talk to another adult that you trust. Consider a teacher, coach, or mentor. Whatever you do, SEEK HELP from someone. Don’t attempt to hold in your feelings. That is unhealthy for you. You can also call 800-852-8336 (Teen Live) or 800-273-TALK (8255) if you’re having suicidal thoughts.

3. DONT ISOLATE YOURSELF.

Spend time with friends and family. Being around loving friends and family makes us happier and gives us energy. Get involved with activities that you enjoy! Consider volunteering. Spending your time helping others is rewarding and will allow you to feel better mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

4. CUT BACK ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

Its not healthy when too much time is spend online because its tiring on the body, eyes, and mind. Besides, there will also be more pressure to compare ourselves with what we see. The images are deceiving.

5. MAKE HEALTHIER CHOICES.

Exercise! A little activity can change our mindset. It doesn’t have to be a lot.

Try a dance class! Consider ballet, hip hop, or even an African dance class. Go skating or bike riding. Any activity helps.

Eat smarter. Try not to eat too much sugary foods like cookies, candy, chips, pop, and juices. That’s one of the biggest challenges but it works when we make small changes. Add more water and veggies. Our food impacts the activity of our minds.

Avoid alcohol and drugs.

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6. ALWAYS SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE.

If you’re feeling the stress of bullies, insults, and lack of support, find positive people be around. Make sure your friends are loving and supportive. You want friends who are gonna clap for you and encourage you. You also want a friend who’ll offer constructive criticism in love when necessary. Life is too short to be around negativity. You don’t need a lot of friends to be happy. You just need ONE GOOD FRIEND.

7. DO SOMETHING YOU’RE PASSION ABOUT.

Take time and figure out what things you absolutely LOVE doing.  

Do you love to write?
Are you creative?
Do you like fashion?
Do you love baking?
Do you love music?
Are you passionate about helping others? 
Do you love to sing?

Its okay to not always know. As you grow try to find what gives you true joy and focus on that. What are you gifted at doing? What do you do well? Do the thing that makes you happy. Life is more appreciated when we spend some time doing what we absolutely love. 

8. PRAY. 

Its last on the list but PLEASE don’t let it be your last option. You can always talk to God about your feelings or anything else you may be experiencing.

Overall I just want to encourage those young ladies who are feeling really stressed and overwhelmed with life. You can begin to make small changes in order to live your BEST life. You can do it. The world needs what you have to offer. Get rid of the stress so you can SPRINKLE YOUR MAGIC!

For more assistance or counseling

Youth Outreach Services

773-777-7112 Ext. 7719

Chicago, IL
http://www.yos.org
Suicidal Thoughts 800-273-TALK (8255)
Available 24 hours a day
800-852-8336 TeenLive

Reigning with ROYALTY

There is one word that comes to mind when I think of our featured girlpreneur today and that’s ROYALTY. Her name is SeMya Henderson and we prefer to refer to her as Princess Mya. The name of her business is appropriately called, Royalty. Through her business, she sells cosmetics, accessories, and new and used clothing.  Royalty is unique because all of her products are handpicked personally by her and her Mom. 

SeMya is an aspiring fashion designer and her business was inspired from making bracelets with her Mom and dressing up in the beautiful clothes her Mom buys her. 

Mya is personally inspired by fashion and her Mom’s sense of style. She also wants to be an inspiration to little girls everywhere. 

No matter where you come from or your circumstances you can set goals and achieve them. 

Mya is only 10 years old and in fourth grade. She has been in business a year and is already making a positive impact. Royalty is not just a name she carries but it’s the genuine life she lives. 

I am please to share that SeMya is the reigning Miss Destiny Illinois Pre-Teen 2018. 

Mya is inspiring other young girls and is also a leader in the community and loves giving back.  

SeMya also plays tennis. She enjoys Youtubing, shopping, dining out, and hanging out with family and friends. 

Please be sure to FOLLOW and support Princess SeMya Henderson on her amazing journey! 

Thank you SeMya for sharing with us in the Girl Talk Suite!

Princess Mya https://www.facebook.com/semya.henderson.5
Miss Illinois Pre-Teen https://www.facebook.com/Missdestinyillinoispreteen2018/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamprincessmya/

M.A.M.S by Amari to Fit Your Style

I think its so important that the world has an opportunity to meet a young yet inspiring young lady by the name of Amari Moore. I had the awesome privilege of meeting Amari last year. She participated in the Girls Entrepreneur Expo, an annual event that I host for young entrepreneurial girls. Although Amari is young, she is quite serious about her business. She is the young lady behind M.A.M.S Bracelets by Amari.

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This cutie is only eleven eleven years old in the 5th grade and been in business for less than one year. Her business is unique because her bracelets are all made by hand to custom fit your style and satisfaction.

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Amari explains how she got started.

“I started making bracelets a few short months ago when my dad saw some bracelets that he wanted but they were starting at $100 plus. So we thought that if we bought the material, we could make them ourselves. We made a few bracelets and posted them on Facebook and people started asking me to make more. From then until now, I’ve been selling away.”

IMG_2518Amari gets her inspiration from her family (Mark, Amari, Miles, Stefanie) which explains how M.A.M.S became the name of her business. She also gets her inspiration from her satisfied customers.

 

 

In addition to operating her business, Amari is also talented.

“I love to sing and dance. I started ballet at age 6.”

 

 

Amari you are doing a phenomenal job! You an inspiration to other young ladies. Even on days when it doesn’t seem like it, many other girls are looking up to you. Keep being amazing and thank you so much for sharing your journey with us!

Please follow and support M.A.M.S Bracelets by Amari!

Facebook: M.A.M.S by Amari

Instagram: M.A.M.S Bracelets

 

For more info on The Girls Entrepreneur Expo please follow on Facebook! Girls Entrepreneur Expo!

 

 

 

 

Black Panther is Strengthening a Nation

Many of us are familiar with the record breaking Marvel Comics movie Black Panther starring Hollywood’s finest Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker.

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Black Panther has made the black culture proud with its positive representation of strong black images on the screen. We saw examples of powerful warriors (men and women), solidarity within the black culture along with black excellence.
I am blessed and humbled to know Muhjah McCaskill who is the founder of Strengthening A Nation, a program that teaches entrepreneurship to youth in Chicago, Illinois.

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After an educational field trip to the theater to see the Black Panther film, Muhjah encouraged her youth to share their opinion on the entrepreneurial opportunities the film may have contained.

Three amazing young entrepreneurs of Strenthening a Nation share their observation on the Black Panther film concerning entrepreneurship.

Keturah Hogue, Anika Datta, and Kendra Taylor chimes in on the history making film.

Keturah who is 15 years old viewed the film as powerful and jaw dropping.

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From an entrepreneur aspect, she was intrigued by the many uses of vibranium. It was used for the development of clothes, jewelry was made for communicating, and holographic vehicles.

She also saw the value of giving back to our community through purchasing property, creating an after school program, and teaching engineering to the youth in a safe environment.

 

From an entrepreneur perspective 10 year old Anika loved the importance of how they helped the community by helping each other and showing diversity by helping other people from outside the community and welcoming them to live in Wakanda.

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14 year old Kendra admits that she prejudged Black Panther but walked away with powerful insight. She loved how there was a positive representation of family support and a strong love they showed each other.

She was also impressed by the technology advancement of women in the film and having women represented who she can identify with meant a lot to her. Not to mention, technology is one of her greatest interests!

“I was excited to see the use of a females in science and technology…it spoke to our greatness.”

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Kendra saw representations of: showing compassion, being committed to the job (NOT JUST THE POSITION), and the dangers we face when we don’t share the wealth and knowledge with each other.

Thank you Keturah, Anika, and Kendra for sharing your perspectives! I personally have been enlighten by your observations.

I must admit that there’s so much we can learn from you!

Thank you Muhjah McCaskill for your sacrifices and ALL of the lives you’re impacting. Keep making a difference!
Please support Strengthening A Nation and these phenomenal young entrepreneurs. 

Strengthening A Nation is offering entrepreneurship classes for Fall 2018. Please contact Muhjuh McCaskill for more info. 773-998-8505 

http://www.strengtheninganation.org

 

Anika Datta~Just Add Glitter https://www.facebook.com/Just-Add-Glitter-934534063391339/

Kendra Taylor~Entrepreneur of FLASHBACK COOKIES. 

 

Balancing time as a young entrepreneur

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I’m grateful to have the talented and intelligent Shauntierra Wilson share with The Girl Talk Suite! She is a radio host and author of her book, True Survivor. If anyone knows anything about being young and handling their business it would be her. I’m all ears to what she has to say and I hope you all find her experience to be helpful

As a young entrepreneur, getting ready to finish my senior year of high school I realize the importance of staying focused on school and the people who mean the most to you.  So many times we forget to live a little in the midst of being entrepreneurs.

I often times had to battle between hanging out with friends or going to an event to promote my brand.  Ultimately I had to make the decision that would better me in the future.  School is always the first priority.

-No matter what you do in life it’s always important to have the education to back you up.

-Always remember to make time to spend with the people you love and care about.

-Make a list or use a calendar to organize everything you have to do so you don’t over book anything.

That has been the most effective way when trying to balance my time.

-Shauntierra Wilson
Thank you sooo much for sharing Shauntierra and in reality, this is info that I need to take notes on as well being a mom and wife. You have a ton of wisdom beyond your years! 

Please purchase her book! 

http://shauntierrawilson.com/


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Welcome to the suite! 💜

Hey lovelies!

Welcome to The Girl Talk Suite! I appreciate you just for taking a moment to stop by! This is a new venture for me and I’m excited about all of the many things this site will bring.

The purpose of The Girl Talk Suite is to create a platform and have a special place for young ladies to share their life experiences, opinions, and discuss topics concerning them.

I pray that girls will use this space to encourage and inspire each other.

Sooo with that being said, let me share a little more about who I am. 🙂 My name is Deola Gaiter and I am a wife and Mom. I am the owner of Skin So Sweet Body Products for girls and I enjoy creating great experiences for  young ladies that are inspiring.

Most importantly, I’m looking forward to working with young ladies who are interested in being guest bloggers! If interested, please contact me at: thegirltalksuite@gmail.com

Thank you again and invite your girls to stop in The Girl Talk Suite!!!! 💜💜💜💜

Feel free to stop and say hi! You can also comment with your opinion and suggestions! Love you all!!!