Thursday, July 06, 2006

T.E.A.R. Teens Experiencing Abusive Relationships

I love me some Tyra Banks! For those of you who have not had an opportunity to tune into her daytime talk show, in addition to great make-up tricks, positive body image motivation and fabulous hair tips, she shares her incredible passion for women's issues. Many of her shows focus on helping young women to be strong, confident and empowered. You go Tyra!
I caught a few minutes of today's show and it reminded me how important it is to believe in ourselves; if we do that, anything is possible. Some of the guests on her show today were young women in their teens that have been in abusive relationships. These former victims of abuse decided to take action and started a support group for teen girls who need help getting out of abusive situations. The organization is based in Brunswick, NJ and has blossomed into an incredible non-profit organization with the mission to prevent dating abuse through education. Their goal is to one day provide services nationally.
This is the perfect example of what a strong, confident, impassioned group of women can do when they come together and support each another. Congratulations ladies! Thank you for all you have done and will continue to do!
For more information about TEAR and to learn how to help teens experiencing dating violence please visit:

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