Damonie Johnson and Laila Thomas, creators of “A Girl’s World” — a journal wholly created by girls, for girls that provokes honest and compassionate discussion about what it means to be an adolescent girl — have been featured in The Crestview Bulletin and in the next issue of Teen Boss magazine. Laila is a resident of Acworth and attends Pickett’s Mill Elementary.
The girls will be having a magazine signing at the Barnes & Noble in Marietta on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 5 p.m.
“A Girl’s World” is an authentic and heartfelt journey into the lives of adolescent girl discovering themselves. The authors, Damonie, 14, and Laila, 10, share true stories about their experiences with pain, excitement and the stress of meeting the many expectations placed upon them as adolescent girls. Through this engaging and interactive dialogue journal, adolescent girls will be challenged to explore their own self-identity, how it affects their relationships with their peers and how their identity and engagement with the world is impacted by simply being a girl.
“I really want to be able to share my story and experiences in a way that lets other girls know that they are not alone,” Damonie said.
Johnson bravely shares her heart-wrenching story of helping a friend who was hurting herself and how she has struggled to overcome the pain of growing up without her mother. But this book is not just about heart-ache and pain. The book also encourages adolescent girls to find beauty in everything around them. “I want girls to be inspired by the things they see in their everyday life … shapes, colors, flowers, and especially, food,” Laila said.
The Barnes & Noble is at 3625 Dallas Hwy. #400, Marietta, 30064. For more information about Damonie and Laila, visit true2youpub.com.