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African American news from Pasadena - Youth Page - Chelsea JSalutations Readers! I'm Chelsea J and welcome to the April Issue of the P.R.E.T.T.Y. Pioneer Newsletter!

April Topic: Who Are You?

Have you ever wondered what others thought of you? First impressions leave social indentations that can be hard to erase. So of course the main idea that comes to mind is to be well mannered, well dressed, and appear educated; aka in the know when meeting people for the first time. Although these are great attributes to your psyche, how do you see you? Our idea of what's in or out in this generation pales in comparison to how we should see ourselves. For instance, you wear your favorite pair of skinny jeans to match your new Doc Martens© and you feel like a part of the in crowd. Someone you know walks the halls wearing outdated sneakers and is made fun of behind their back. Do you speak up to defend them or just shrug and ignore the jeers? Again, you're thrown into a "what would you do" moment with an epic FAIL. Because it is all about acceptance; right, not just with others but with ourselves.

What do you think of you? It is important to think on this because everyone has push and pull factors that draw them towards something and forces them away from something else. What pushes you to do the right thing? What pulls you to be convicted when you do something wrong? What pulls you toward your dreams and pushes you into your destiny? Do you love yourself from the inside out? Are you comfortable with the "Truth"? Everyone is always under construction, there is always something to improve to better yourself, but it is important to love yourself even if your life is surrounded by orange cones. We must first analyze who we really are before we can decipher who we are destined to become and be at peace with that reflection. At the end of the day, no matter what you go through; don't let it change who you are.

Jam 4 the month: Get It Together by India Arie

This song by Soul singer India Arie is a great representation of accepting your flaws and picking yourself off the ground and beginning to soar.

By Building Confidence in others, you Build Confidence in Yourself

XO Pioneers, Chelsea J.

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