From the Author

“This book is a resource for middle and high school girls. It is an outlet for creative expression and discussion with assistance from mentors 

who understand and can help.”


Working with teenage girls can be a very rewarding yet challenging endeavor. Because their needs are very unique, it is important that adults who work with our youth have the right tools to approach various topics in a way that they can relate to. As a result, She Is Unique! Mentoring Initiative has taken great strides to incorporate various topics of interest into a new curriculum for teenage girls titled, Keepin’ It Real Through Writing written by Khristal Gooding, founder and Editor-In-Chief of Shenique Magazine.


The 90-page publication is a perfect resource for mentoring programs that serve girls in both middle and high school. Topics covered in the book include:  self-esteem, body image and confidence, hygiene and first impressions, budgeting, goal-setting, career planning, building successful relationships, anger management, peer pressure, respect, gratitude, personal responsibility, and creative writing activities. The workbook/ magazine/journal includes writing prompts, illustrations, checklists, quizzes and creative activities related to the many issues girls face today. It is perfect for summer programs, schools, churches, sororities and other civic organizations that work with pre-teens and teenage girls.


We have received only positive feedback from our focus groups of teenage girls and adults who have already previewed the book. They find it fun, informative and a constructive way to express their feelings about issues that they find important.


For the months of April and May, we are currently taking pre-orders for groups that are planning summer programs/camps and schools that are pre-planning for the school year in the fall. Please peruse our workbook to see if it is something that may benefit your organization. It is a wonderful source of information for our young women, a platform for discussion, and also a keepsake.