Sunday, June 22, 2008

Shenique featured in the Miami Herald!

Growing up in South Miami-Dade, Khristal Gooding loved leafing through Seventeen to catch up on fashion and make-up. Yet, no matter how wonderful the articles or photographs, she did not see herself represented in the pages of the glossy magazine. It was worse in other media, where African-American women come off as video vixens and sex objects.

''I knew those negative images were not an accurate reflection of who we really are,'' says Gooding. ``I wanted to give girls positive images to look up to.''

So Gooding, a social studies teacher at Robert Morgan Educational Center, decided to launch a magazine that would provide an alternative -- and accurate -- representation of the women who were her students, her friends, her neighbors. The result: Shenique, a glossy publication for and by black teenage girls.

Read the rest of Miami Herald's article titled:
A Girly Mag they can be proud of

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