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Thoughts about PROUD – Hil Says

“Incredible, awesome, in a class of it’s own! I would absolutely recommend PROUD as it offers all humans an opportunity to learn how to accept and love themselves and others. The author has written this book in a way that can benefit youth and adults and the worksheets are so helpful in aiding understanding.” She keeps each section short enough to keep the reader interested in all the wisdom and suggestions she offers. She doesn’t drone on about “methods”, “steps”,etc., as do so many authors of self-help books.”

~ Hil Laguna
PROUD parent of a gay son.
Therapist and
LGBTQA Youth Group Facilitator

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Thought about PROUD – Amber Says

PROUD emPOWERment for LGBTQA Youth has truly started a revolution.  As a therapist, I would recommend PROUD emPOWERment for LGBTQA Youth and its workbook to my clients and my colleagues as an excellent piece of bibliotherapy.

To any and all individuals who have just begun, are in the midst of or are revisiting their journey of finding their true and beautiful selves, this book is like a big warm hug!

Mandi Hawke not only offers comprehensive material, but also presents information in a way  that keeps one’s interest, is extremely interesting, clever and user-friendly. PROUD is a rare gem in the world of LGBTQA resources geared towards youth and is very different from other LGBTQA youth resources I’ve read.

After reading this book I am inspired to continue advocating for LGBTQA  youth.  It has also helped me with my own personal journey of empowerment and discovery.

Amber B. – Family Therapist

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Thoughts about PROUD – Sam Says

“This book was very easily understood and a joy to read. It was not only facts or research, but a mix with entertainment and stories as well. Self help advice with a truly caring touch. The book has made me more aware of the things I say and do, and made me realize I’m truly not alone. It also made me see that there are other sides to me that I really need to tap into.”

Sam – 17yrs

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Thoughts about PROUD – Austin Says

“I would recommend this book to others especially anyone feeling like they are marginalized or cannot fully be themselves without dealing with problems from others. It includes a great amount of self-help type information and exercises for people, specifically targeting queer youth. It has helped me realize many negative thinking patterns and helped me to evaluate my individual thoughts. There were a lot of good quotes and analogies in this book that I really relate to.”

Austin 16yrs

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