Uncategorized

  • “Just As You Are: A Teen’s Guide to Self-Acceptance & Lasting Self-Esteem” is published in Estonian



    I’m excited to share that our second book has been published in Estonian! I look forward to reaching more readers through this translation.  


  • Making “Just As You Are” Yours



    I love seeing readers post about Just As You Are on their social media pages. This creative “shoefie” from @bookfacemagazine on Instagram brought a huge smile to my face. How do you style your book?   


  • Seventeen Article: A 15-Year-Old From Oregon Is Making a Huge Difference in the Black Lives Matter Movement and You Can Too



    Below is an article from Seventeen that highlights the work of Kellen, a teen from Oregon who set up a petition that demands justice for the murder of George Floyd. A 15-Year-Old From Oregon Is Making a Huge Difference in the Black Lives Matter Movement and You Can Too Her petition, Justice for George Floyd, has over […]


  • Mother-Daughter Radio Show



    This week, my mom (/co-author) and I spoke about our book Just As You Are with my longtime friend Carolyn Twersky and her mom Laura. Listen to the radio show here! We discussed issues like peer pressure and friend group drama, and also how Carrie didn’t think I was “sexy enough” to be in her talent show […]


  • Seventeen Article: “A Guide to Finding Your Self-Confidence and Dealing with Negative Thoughts”



    I’m so excited to share that our book, Just As You Are, was recently featured in Seventeen. Check out the article, written by Carolyn Twersky, here! “Everyone struggles with self-esteem issues. Some deal with it every day, while others find those bad thoughts creeping up every once in a while. Whatever the case may be, it’s […]


  • Check out my feature on this radio show!



    This past week, I was a guest on my mom’s radio show, Relationships 2.0 with Dr. Michelle Skeen–check it out here!


  • Does Social Media Feed Your Feelings of Unworthiness?



    How many times have you looked at your phone today? 10? 20? 30? 40? If you’re an average tween or teen you’ve looked at your phone 46 times. And, you’ve spent a third of your day using media—Instagram, Facebook, online videos, and music. Maybe you do it without thinking. Have you ever thought about how […]


  • Flying out of my comfort zone



    When I was 11, I sat up at the top of a zipline for forty-five minutes, refusing to slide down. I shook, I cried, and eventually I had to be pushed off the platform. It was very scary, and I never did it again. I’ve always been afraid of heights, and sometimes I’m also afraid […]


  • Women’s March on Washington



    I was lucky to participate in the Women’s March on Washington with one of my closest friends and my mom. It was such a special, moving experience–I will cherish the memory forever. The friend whom I marched with, Carolyn Twersky, wrote an article for Seventeen about the #womensmarch which featured me and a few other awesome women. […]


  • Practicing Mindfulness in the New Year



    Last week, my mom and I talked with Holly Rogers–author of The Mindful Twenty-Something: Life Skills to Handle Stress…and Everything Else. I had a great time getting the chance to speak with Holly about how mindfulness can benefit “twenty-somethings” like me. Her book is great–I even sent it to my friend Erin as a Christmas present. […]