Silent, frantic cry, girls weeping desperately for help
Angela Clay is the author of Loving The Me I See. Her easy-to-read book takes adolescent girls on an enlightening and educational self-esteem excursion not just for a moment--but for a lifetime. It was written to inspire and encourage young girls from all walks of life--all races and all cultures--to begin building and maintaining healthy profiles of positive self-esteem. The author sends a much-needed message of hope and resilience to hungry hearts in this simple but genuinely uplifting book. Dallas, TX (BlackNews.com) - Troubled, confused, used, and abused. This is the emotional profile of so many African-American girls who are suffering from low self-esteem. They silently but frantically cry, desperately weeping behind the scenes until they slowly begin to look for love, answers, attention, acceptance, and approval in all the wrong places. Why? Because they are driven by low self-esteem and a lack of self-love and self-respect. Sound familiar?
The National Association for Self-Esteem states, "A close relationship has been documented between low self-esteem and such problems as violence, alcoholism, drug abuse, eating disorders, school dropouts, teenage pregnancy, suicide, and low academic achievement."