Friday, October 30, 2009

Easiest, Last-Minute Treat for Halloween Parties!

How many classroom parties are you attending tomorrow? Here is the PERFECT last minute Halloween treat: marshmallow pops. How cute are these?!?! A DC-based cookie guru, the Decorated Cookie, is the genius behind these treats.



All you need are: marshmallows, skewers, and a cookie pen (I see these at our local Safeway and Giant; no need to make a special trip).



Just skewer that marshmallow and sketch!



Yum!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

First Tweens Receive H1N1 Vaccine

According to the White House Blog, First Tweens Malia Obama and Sasha Obama received both the seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccine last week. The girls got vaccinated the same week the vaccine was made available to D.C. public school children, and the White House physician "applied for and received the vaccine from the DC Department of Health using the same process as every other vaccination site in the District" according to the First Lady's Press Secretary, Catherine Mccormick-Lelyveld.

There is a fair amount of debate over the H1N1 vaccine (whether to vaccinate or not), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that vaccine to all eligible patients, with a priority on young people under the age of 24, pregnant women, and people with underlying conditions. More information on the vaccine can be found at www.flu.gov

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Taylor Swift Weighs-In on Appropriate Halloween Costumes for Tweens


Tween singing superstar Taylor Swift says her mantra for Halloween is NOT to be sexy, but to be scary. Ms. Swift gave an interviewto MTV sharing, "I felt all the girls in our school kind of used Halloween as an excuse to take all their clothes off and parade around." She added, "They would tan weeks in advance so that they could bare it all on Halloween. I'm like, 'That's not the point.' You're supposed to be scary." Last year, Ms. Swift dressed up as Chewbacca along with her best friend explaining, "Abigail and I have always been sort of anti-teeny-tiny, little costumes."

It is refreshing to see tween celebrity favorites voice common-sense and independence on such topics and to treat their positions as tween role models responsibly. Ms. Swift is to be commended on her stance of not bowing to peer pressure and demonstrating how going one's own way doesn't detract from the festivities.

There have been several news stories recently about the sexualization of tween girls on Halloween, and it can often be difficult to find age-appropriate costumes. Thankfully, girls this age are creative and resourceful, and many opt to craft their own unique looks for Halloween. As a parent of three tween girls, I am thrilled to have another example of a high profile tween celebrity reinforcing a spirit of independent thinking and resistance to peer pressure.

Readers, please share: what is your tween dressing up as this Halloween?

Photo from Kevin Mazur/Wire Image

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Finally - A Glee for Tweens


We've blogged frequently about whether Glee is for tweens given its often edgy content (but we LOVE the music!). In January 2010, Nickelodeon will debut a show about a girl entering a performing arts high school in Los Angeles. The show stars Victoria Justice (she of Zoey101 fame) and is called "Victorious" (I guess this is Nick's answer to Disney's custom vehicle for Demi Lovato, "Sonny With a Chance").

The series will feature original songs and performances (a la Glee), and fans will be able to purchase the music from Sony. This show promises to show the high school students as part of families (so there will be parents on screen) and to be geared specifically for tweens. Production began today.

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The Latest From Miley on Being a Role Model, the End of Hannah Montana (?), and Twitter

The tween star performed at the Concert for Hope to benefit City of Hope (a leading cancer research hospital and long-time favorite charity of the Cyrus clan) in Los Angeles yesterday. Miley Cyrus was joined by fellow Disney tween queen Demi Lovato and tween heart-throb Jesse McCartney in headlining the event.

Before the show Ms. Cyrus field questions from Tiger Beat reporters about the future of Hannah Montana, the responsibility she feels to be a positive role model in both behavior and dress for her younger sister, Noah Cyrus, and why she quit Twitter. Give a listen to the video below - this young woman offered thoughtful responses and a refreshingly positive perspective on her responsibility to her fans and her family.



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Monday, October 26, 2009

Emily Osment's Album Released Tomorrow!


The Disney tween machine rolls on: Emily Osment, who plays Lily on Disney Channel's Hannah Montana, launches her singing career tomorrow with the release of her first album, "All the Right Wrongs" (audio warning: this site automatically plays tracks from the album, so you might want to check the volume control on your computer). (Yes, Ms. Osment is related to Oscar-nominee Haley Joel Osment)

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Taylor Swift D.C. Concert Sold Out in Minutes


Despite the economy, tween concerts are still selling out. Taylor Swift's Fearless concert tour slated for 19 U.S. cities sold out within minutes. The concert will be at the Verizon Center on June 2, 2010. Perhaps the economy will have improved by then.

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More on the Wonder Girls

Looks like MsTwixt scooped People Magazine! Our blog post on the Wonder Girls ran last week introducing our readers to a new tween group. People Magazine has some more info to share on the group today including that their fashion icons are Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn.

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Taylor Swift Attends Candy Party for Katy Perry


Tween singing sensation Taylor Swift attended a fabulous Willy Wonka-themed candy party to celebrate Katy Perry's birthday in Los Angeles today. There was a candy bar, Oompa Loompas, giant lollipops, and A LOT of sugar. Guests were asked to dress in all white and were doused with neon paint during the event. We think Taylor's dress looks better this way - what do you think?

Treats by Twixt offers candy-themed parties for your tween including a Peeps chocolate fountain, candy jewelry design workshops, candy photo frames and more. Email us at info@shoptwixt.com to book your event.

Photo by BigPicturesPhoto

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Harry Potter Exhibit Opens in Boston - Neville Longbottom in Attendance!


As we blogged about earlier, the Harry Potter Exhibition opens at the Museum of Science in Boston this weekend. The Gala Opening was Thursday night, and Matthew Lewis, aka Neville Longbottom, attended.

Mr. Lewis is the first Harry Potter film star to see the exhibit, and he raved about it saying "It’s fantastic! It’s quite mind-blowing to see how much stuff they have from the films. I’m going to text Emma Watson later to tell her how incredible it is and tell her to come up here."

As Ms. Watson attends Brown University, perhaps she'll make a short road trip up to Boston from Providence to view the exhibit?

Photo by Angela Rowlings

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Official White House Family Portrait Released


The First Family posed for the official White House family portrait for renowned photographer Annie Liebovitz. Although taken on September 1, the photo was just released on the White House Flickr site.

In this portrait, First Tweens Malia and Sasha Obama pose with their parents, the President and First Lady, in the Green Room of the White House. Malia is 11, and Sasha is 8 years old when this photograph was taken.

Photo: by Annie Liebovitz via White House Flickr

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Glee Soundtrack to be Released Nov. 3rd


While all episodes of Glee may not be appropriate for tweens to watch, the music is amazing and will no doubt spawn a million karaoke birthday parties. The first season's soundtrack featuring the Glee Cast will be available November 3rd.

Tracks include:
•"Don't Stop Believin'" (from the pilot)
•"Can't Fight This Feeling"
•"Gold Digger"
•"Take a Bow"
•"Bust Your Windows"
•"Taking Chances"
•"Alone"
•"Maybe This Time"
•"Somebody to Love"
•"Hate On Me"
•"No Air"
•"You Keep Me Hangin' On"
•"Keep Holding On"
•"Bust a Move"
•"Sweet Caroline"
•"Dancing with Myself"
•"Defying Gravity"

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sleepover For a Cause with Jordin Sparks


Jordin Sparks has just signed on to host "America's Biggest Sleepover" to raise funds for Protecting Futures. This program raises funds to help girls in Africa stay in school by building classrooms, providing clean water, and building toilets and dormitories.

Girls can get involved in the Sleepover by hosting or attending a sleepover with their friends on Saturday, November 7th, and registering their participation online. For each registered participant, BeingGirl.com will donate $1 to Protecting Futures. (Corporate sponsorship alert: www.BeingGirl.com a community site for girls sponsored by Tampax and Always. The site bills itself as being "for girls, by girls" and offers well written, thoughtful, non-judgmental content on getting your period for the time, shaving or not shaving one's legs, inner beauty, PMS, and more. Ms. Twixt was pleasantly surprised by the balanced and positive information presented.) Ms. Sparks will host a live webcast on www.beinggirl.com that night with an exclusive performance and an age-appropriate Q&A and a Truth-or-Dare game with Ms. Sparks and registered BeingGirl.com members. The site also offers sleepover party planning tips, online games and other features.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Harry Potter Exhibit Coming to the East Coast


A traveling exhibition of artifacts, props and like from the Harry Potter movies is making its way to the East Coast next week. "Harry Potter: the Exhibition" just closed in Chicago and opens October 25th at the Museum of Science in Boston. While quite a hoof, MsTwixt and HP-crazed-family will make the journey to see this exhibit - watch for our review.

According to the MOS website, we will be able to "view iconic film artifacts such as Harry's glasses, the Marauder's Map, and Hermione's Yule Ball gown, and pause to pull a screeching Mandrake from its pot or try your hand at tossing a "Quaffle."

The items will be on exhibit in Boston until February 2010; no word as yet on when and if this show will make it to Washington.

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The Latest Girl Band is From South Korea!

MsTwixt learned of a new all-girl group (they are all younger than 21) called the Wonder Girls who hail from South Korea. Their sound is like the Supremes - very 1960's. They look the part too - sweet bobs and page-boy haircuts, mod-style dresses, and swish dance moves.

They've had hit songs in Asia for a few years now (while the girls were still in high school!), and they're breaking into the U.S. with a little help from a big boy band: the Jonas Brothers. They toured with JoBros, Jordin Sparks and Honor Society this summer.

Their debut single in the U.S. is "Nobody" (video below), and it's a available in a very different place: at Justice stores. The CD is $0.99, so it's a small investment to give a listen to this new band.

You can check out their video below:


Tell us what you think! Do you like the Wonder Girls? Do you like their style?

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Happy Birthday to Zac Efron!


The tween star of the High School Musical series, Zac Efron, turned 22 yesterday. While way past his tween years, Mr. Efron will live on forever as the singing and dancing high school basketball player Troy. Happy Birthday!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

The President is a Fan of Where the Wild Things Are



It's no surprise that our President is a voracious reader, but did you know that he counts Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are among his faves? The Father-in-Chief read the book during the White House Easter Egg Roll earlier this year, and at today's visit to Viers Mill Elementary School in Silver Spring, MD, he shared that he saw the movie yesterday and loved it.

The DC premiere of the Where the Wild Things Are movie was last week. MsTwixt and family couldn't make it to the event, but our friends at JSYK.com did - check out their report here.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

First Tweens Attend White House Gala, Fiesta Latina


First Tweens Malia and Sasha Obama attended a celebration in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Fiesta Latina.

The event is part of PBS' "In Performance at the White House" program, a series begun in 1978 to showcase the richness of American arts in a historic American building. This is the second such program filmed at the Obama White House; the first was in honor of Stevie Wonder.

Performers included Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, Gloria Estafan, Eva Longoria Parker, Jimmy Smitts, and many more.

Doesn't Sasha look adorable in her sparkly hairband?

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Dr. Seuss Coming to DC


If you are in the Washington area, check out the Dr. Seuss Art Exhibition coming to Georgetown art gallery P&C Art. The show opens this weekend with an opening reception on Saturday, October 17th at 6:30pm.

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The Original BFFs: Lucy and Ethel


Today is the anniversary of I Love Lucy; CBS first ran the show in 1956. Lucy and Ethel are the original BFFs, don't you think?
Happy anniversary to I Love Lucy!

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Where the Wild Things Are Cupcakes!


We happened upon a photo of these cupcakes by Claire - how cute are these?!? Enjoy in honor of the Where the Wild Things Are movie which opens today.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Cast of Glee in Washington, DC


The cast of Glee was in Washington, DC, yesterday to attend the Human Rights Campaign gala diner. (While Glee isn't always for tweens, this week's show was reminiscent of the outstanding pilot.) Lea Michele (Rachel on Glee) sang at the dinner - you can check out the video here.

Photo from FoxDC

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Rosalind Wiseman's New Book: The New Realities of Girl World

Apparently Ms Twixt has been under a rock because we did not realize that Rosalind Wiseman was re-writing/updating Queenbees & Wannabes. Her new book, The New Realities of Girl World is out TODAY and is based on new research conducted with girls relating to technology/media (e.g. MySpace, Facebook, Twitter), texting/sexting, and more. Ms. Wiseman was on the Today Show this morning - video below:



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The Beacon Street Girls Book Launch Party at Twixt!


Twixt hosted the Book Launch for the Beacon Street Girls' newest book, Sweet Thirteen this weekend, and Washington tweens had a blast! The party was the day after the Tween Summit, and so many of our new friends from the Summit came. We even had one BSG fan travel all the way from Richmond, VA for the event!

Girls enjoyed treats, posed for pics with Maeve on the Red Carpet, purchased the new book (available at Twixt first, thanks to our friends at Politics and Prose, the BEST bookstore in DC!), and took home amazing swag bags full of loot from BSG and Ottile and Lulu.

Girls at the event were treated to a workshop on tween skincare by Deborah Hernan, founder of an AMAZING new line of skin and hair care products called Ottile and Lulu. All Ottile and Lulu products smell and feel great and are made of natural ingredients, clinically tested by a dermatologist, cruelty-free, and are devoid of all those chemicals that are bad for skin (parabens, SLS, phthalates, etc.). Our tweens are huge fans of their Feel Good Shampoo and Body Wash, rosewater-scented Clean Skin Face Wipes, and so-cool-looking-she'll-never-lose-it lip balm with SPF 20.





Here's what Addie Swartz, CEO of BeTween Productions and creator of BSG, has to say about the new book: “Sweet Thirteen, the 16th book in the Beacon Street Girls series, shows girls first-hand that it’s not about how much money you have or how big a party you can throw, but rather how real friends and living within your means are the true gifts to celebrate.”

Have you read the new BSG book, Sweet Thirteen? What do you think?

The Book Launch Party was co-sponsored by Twixt, Beacon Street Girls, AllyKatzz.com, and Ottile and Lulu.

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Stella McCartney Designs for Kids


Uber-designer Stella McCartney has designed a one-time only line of clothing for kids for babyGap and GapKids. The collection is due to hit stores in November, and W did a story on the line today. Ms. McCartney, herself a mom of three, designed the pieces to be washable and not "twee". No word as yet on if the line will include tween sizes, but we hope so!

Photo by Emma Hardy

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An Official Twilight Twitter


One of the biggest problems with Twitter is that there is little verification of who is tweeting - for example, there are several Miley Cyrus Twitter accounts who claim to be "official" (Ms. Cyrus recently left Twitter as we blogged about earlier). Well, some good news for Twilight fans: Summit Entertainment has created an official Twilight movie series Twitter account at www.twitter.com/twilight. We are also on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MsTwixt

The New Moon soundtrack is also available today, days before it hits the stores, via the official Twilight page on MySpace at www.myspace.com/twilight.

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Happy Birthday to Lourdes!


Madonna's daughter turns 13 today - Happy Birthday to Lourdes! This young woman is emerging from her tween years as a bit of fashion icon in her own right - her edgy style is VERY cool. Things must be a little rough just now after moving from England to New York and having her mother and step-father divorce recently, so we wish her the best in her 13th year.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Exclusive Interview with WOW at Tween Summit


We had the good fortune of interviewing the very colorful band WOW during the Tween Summit in Washington, DC this weekend. These young men, Frankie, Jake, Kyron, Eddie and Michael, performed during the Tween Concert to a screaming, nearly hysterical, crowd of tween girls. They invited the audience up onto the stage during their last two songs which was very cool of them. This was WOW's first performance in DC, and they have four new fans in our house.

As you can see from our photos, WOW's signature look is BRIGHT! Jake described his pants as "highlighter pants", and all of the boys were especially proud of their custom, crystal-encrusted Pumas (although they did say they were very heavy).

When asked why they chose to journey to Washington for the Summit, they said they wanted to show their support girls who wanted to stand up and make a difference. "We love the tweens," said Michael. WOW had this message for Washington tweens:

"Always believe in yourself."
"You CAN make a difference."
"Any moment can change your life."
"Your voice is important."

Good stuff.

Their new song, Goosebumps, is released today.





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4th Book in the Starcatcher Series Released Today


The fourth book in the Peter and the Starcatchers series, Peter and the Sword of Mercy, is being released today. The series is co-authored by satirist Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and is the prequel to J.M. Barrie's original Peter Pan play. Molly is a fantastic character - a strong, independent tween age girl who follows her intuition - a great book for girls who like more action/adventure.

Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson will be in Washinton, DC at Politics and Prose on October 28th for a book signing.

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R.I.P. Cookie Mag


Last week we heard about the abrupt shuttering of Gourmet magazine (after decades in print and despite the amazing Ruth Riechl at the helm), but Conde Nast also closed Cookie - one of our all-time favorite magazines (Twixt used to stock Cookie for sale in the boutique). Daily Babble, a parenting blog, has as one of its lead stories today a rant against Cookie calling it "irrelevant" and chastising it for depicting an unattainable image of motherhood.

Magazines exist in large part to offer an aspirational view of life - be it Vanity Fair, Vogue, or Elle Decor - why should a parenting mag be any different?

Cookie filled a void in the marketplace as a resource for and voice of modern motherhood - it acknowledged that its mom-subscribers worked full-time outside the home and didn't make excuses for it, had lives in addition to (not in spite of or only about) their children, and had varied interests (ranging from travel to cooking to public policy issues). It sponsored community events (Washington DC enjoyed a Gourmet and Cookie Kids' Restaurant Week in June this year), highlighted independent and emerging home and fashion designers/restaurants/hotels (this is actually how we found one of our family's all-time favorite restaurants in DC, Eamonn's), and celebrated family life in general. It didn't speak down to its readers - it understood that we are a more cosmopolitan/urbane lot - and provided an antidote to the often cloying magazines on motherhood (which seem to assume an unending supply of both patience and time on the part of moms).

We had wished that Cookie would expand its coverage to include trends/reporting/research for parents of tweens - not to disappear entirely. It was the rare magazine that just seemed to "get it". Cookie will be greatly missed.

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Our Friend Caitlin is in USA Today from the Tween Summit!

Check out this adorable pic of our friend Caitlin in today's USA Today! How cute is she? Caitlin and her mom had traveled to the Tween Summit from Gainesville, Florida, and were SO sweet - they helped us to stuff all those goody bags for the Summit!



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Second Chapter of Exquisite Corpse Posted


As our loyal readers know, the Exquisite Corpse isn't a Halloween costume - it is an online book from the Library of Congress' Young People's Literature Program.

The second chapter was written by Katherine Paterson (who authored The Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved among others) and is posted now.

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The Red Carpet at the Tween Summit Concert

The red carpet and concert at the Tween Summit was awesome! Tweens in DC got to see performances from WOW, Jacob Latimer, Brooke White, Comic Book Heroes, and more - all emcee'd by Debby Ryan. It was an amazing night, and Twixt was on the red carpet snapping away - check out our pics below:







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Twixt Interviews Debby Ryan at Tween Summit!

We had an opportunity to sit down with Disney star Debby Ryan at the Tween Summit here in Washington, DC this past Saturday. When asked why she chose to participate at the Summit, she said that she was inspired to come here because "Tweens are usually overlooked, but they have SUCH strong opinions. They want to know how to change things, and they have big dreams." "So often teens lose the drive that they had when they were tweens", said Debby, but if tweens are empowered to make change, then they change everything. Debby dished on what inspires the songs she writes, her personal fashion style (black and silver; casual), her fave candy (Milky Way), and the make-up items she's obsessed with (Mac's Lip Conditioner and Dr Pepper Lip Smackers) to our tween reporter, Maya - check out the video here (and more video interviews with Debby Ryan and tweens at JSYK:

video

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Twixt Hanging Out at the Tween Summit






We were hanging out at the Tween Summit this Saturday where Twixt was the only local sponsor. The day was all about tween girls: what tweens want, their dreams, and what they want to see from the government, parents, schools, and society.

There were also tons of cool companies on hand to showcase what's new and cool for tweens including PotteryBarn Teen (shout out to Aimee who was SO much fun to hang out with!), JSYK (the new celeb news and sightings site for tweens by AOL), the Womens' Sports Foundation, Daisy Rock Guitars, Sharpie, and more.

Twixt WAS the goody bag at the Tween Summit. These amazing swag bags - each girl got to bring home two bags full of loot - contained goodies from PB Teen, Electronic Arts, Moxie, Fundex, FlipOutz, and more! Look how happy these girls are with their goody bags!





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Monday, October 12, 2009

The Issues Raised at the Tween Summit


We were hanging out at the Tween Summit this Saturday where Twixt was the only local sponsor. The day was all about tween girls: what tweens want, their dreams, and what they want to see from the government, parents, schools, and society. While the majority of girls in attendance were from the Washington area, we met families who had travelled from Florida, Washington state, and California!

Jess Weiner moderated the day's sessions - if you don't know Jess, you should - she is a well-known speaker on developing girls' self-esteem. She is one of the most high-energy, positive people I've ever met, and one of the few who could keep up with and emcee 300-plus girls. During our interview, Jess spoke about how she sees her role: as an advocate for moms and girls to each other. In her work, she has served as the voice between parents and girls articulating what girls want to/need to say but often times cannot. One of the favorite parts of the Summit for Jess was hearing "unencumbered answers from girls" on issues ranging from the environment to healthcare to media. On the topic of the First Tweens, she says that girls are "so excited to have tweens as role models in the White House" not just because their father is the President, but because they are so relatable. Malia and Sasha Obama live lives so much like other tweens - they attend school, play soccer, care for their pets, take vacations with their parents, cheer for the Jonas Brothers - just like other tweens. Jess also heard from girls at the Summit that they want to see "more real girls" in the media, and that they "want to be featured and acknowledged for their own efforts" (many of the girls attending the Summit are active in their communities and emerging leaders).

P.S. Check out this cool organization started by a group of teen volunteers at the Summit called One is Greater Than None - a girl-organized charity raising money to end child enslavement in Ghana and provide healthcare to families in the U.S. who cannot afford it - pretty big contributions from a group of 8 girls!)

Two other presenters from the day were Alex Penn and Leigh Rachel Faith from Champions Against Bullying, two amazing women who work tirelessly to shine a light on bullying in schools and encourage communities to develop anti-bullying policies on campus. Alex and Leigh spoke about the "changing complexion of bullying" in schools today, how we as a society are more immune to the pain caused by bullying than we ought to be, and the alarming rise in cyberbullying. This mother-daughter duo were especially impressed with the awareness of bullying amongst this crowd and the interest shown by both girls and parents in combatting it.

Jess, Leigh and Alex also addressed parents of the tween girls attending the Summit in separate, parent-focused sessions. The moms I spoke with were effusive in their praise of the presenters saying, "This is EXACTLY what we need in our schools right now," and "It's good to know that I am not the only mom dealing with these issues."

AllyKatzz.com organized the Summit, and they will be publishing the input from the girls' sessions shortly. Girls spent the morning and afternoon sharing their insights on all kinds of issues and contributed their comments on "the White House Wall". You can read our tween reporters' take on the Summit to get a girls' point of view here, and check out our next post on the Tween Summit Concert!

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