"I applaud fitsmi.com's mission of building girls up, giving them the tools they need to lead a healthy lifestyle and embracing their unique wonderful qualities."
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
fitsmi.com radio will host special guest Jessica Brookshire, former Miss Alabama pageant contestant and founder of K.A.R.M.A. (Kids Against Ridicule Meanness and Aggression) and One Word Nation, an empowerment community to help children and parents deal with bullying.
Abby Ellin, award-winning journalist and author of "Teenage Waistland: A Former Fat Kid Weighs In on Living Large, Losing Weight, and How Parents Can (and Can’t) Help," is the host of the half-hour live radio show.
“Teen girls have enough to worry about without being on the receiving end of cruelty from their peers,” said Ms. Ellin. “fitsmi.com is a safe and fun online community where girls can go to just be themselves. We look forward to hearing Jessica’s tips on loving yourself – no matter what your size -- and how to get the respect everyone deserves.”
“As a victim of bullying, my childhood was marked by low self esteem and a constant struggle for acceptance,” said Ms. Brookshire. “I applaud fitsmi.com’s mission of building girls up, giving them the tools they need to lead a healthy lifestyle and embracing their unique wonderful qualities. I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned as a person and as an advocate.”
fitsmi.com Radio specializes in interviewing experts, authors and celebrities on health and weight related issues for teen girls and on alternating weeks, covers topics of interest to parents of overweight children. The interview with Ms. Brookshire will become available on podcast at fitsmi.com Radio.
fitsmi.com is an online community where teen girls (ages 13-18) struggling with their weight can go to feel good about themselves, get reliable information, laugh, build friendships, find support, set goals and stay on track by using the fitsmi Change Machine. The fitsmi Change Machine, and the mobile version, fitsmi2Go, were designed to help girls create personal daily attainable goals that help create positive healthy and sustainable change, as well as to be a social network where girls can support each other.
fitsmiForMoms.com, a web community for parents of children struggling with their weight, is a separate companion site to fitsmi.com.