I remember hearing negative things about being gay and lesbian very young – much younger than I was able to comprehend even what “gay” was. All I knew was that I didn’t want to be “it.”
It took me years of soul searching and personal development work to become comfortable and now PROUD to be ME. Along the way I learned many tools, distinctions and lessons that made the journey easier. I’ve included the most beneficial of those lessons in this book!
There are at this time no personal development books written specifically for LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied) youth, I am excited to be able to meet that need.
The impact of shame can be devestating to LGBTQA youth who do not have a support system. BUT it doesn’t have to be that way!
When young people are provided the tools to empower and advocate for themselves they are given a greater opportunity to grow and thrive. I wrote PROUD emPOWERment to teach youth how to create a support system, see the good in themselves and make positive choices.
Some of the skills you will learn is:
- Identifying your “little critic”
- Learning how to take back control of the negative self-talk
- Healing your past pain
- Choosing empowering friends
- Creating a support system
- Finding your Purpose
- Reaching out to resources
Book will be released September 1st 2012!