Peaches Panel Discussion

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Atlanta Author Tracy Nicole Kicks Off Second Series of Perfect Peach Journey Workshops with Panel Discussion, ‘What’s Happening to Our Perfect Peaches?’

June 19, 2012

ATLANTA- Best-selling author and Atlanta native Tracy Nicole is gearing up for a second series of “Perfect Peach Journey Workshops,” with a panel discussion exploring common issues facing teen girls today. This kick-off event will be held on Thursday, June 28th at 6:00pm, at Actress Terri J. Vaughn’s The Green Room Actor’s Lounge, 25-D Bennett St, Atlanta, GA 30309. A panel of notable local experts will answer the question, ‘What’s Happening to Our Perfect Peaches?’ Panelists include:

• Raphael Holloway, Chief Operations Officer of Families First Non-profit Agency • Rashan Ali, Founder of Sporty Girls, Inc./ NBA TV Correspondent • Richelle Ransom, Internet Magazine Contributor • Shandra McDonald Bradford, Award Winning Film Maker/Director/ CEO of Kiss the Limit Productions • Tracy Nicole, Author/Creator and Facilitator of the Perfect Peach Journey Workshops

“We are living in a time where young girls are defining themselves by what they see on television or hear on the radio and talking more about each other than supporting and lifting one another up. They lack exposure to good role models and self-esteem is suffering while self-worth is getting lost,” Nicole states. To combat these influences and foster healthy self awareness for teen girls, Tracy Nicole created a workbook based on her debut novel, “Who Said Peaches Were Perfect,” which is centered around the lives of two young women, who are entangled in a struggle to figure out what life and love are truly about.

Much like the characters in the story, many teens often display happy behavior, while hiding the suffering that they may be experiencing on the inside. Often not having anyone to talk to, this situation can lead to poor choices that can have a lifelong effect on them. This workbook is a tool that is intended to reduce the levels of guilt, shame, embarrassment or isolation by creating the platform for a healthy dialogue amongst teens. When used properly, this workbook will be a catalyst that enables its readers to probe and discuss the real issues for which all teens struggle.

Nicole is excited to start this second installment with the sponsorship of BP US Oil Holdings, who is dedicated to servicing the community. The sophomore series of workshops will take place at The Green Room in Atlanta. The workshop series is continuing to expand in both reach and impact, as the first series was made possible through the support of previous sponsors: Will Packer, Producer of (Think Like a Man, Takers, Obsessed),  Andrew Maloney, Executive Vice-President at Poplar Healthcare, and Cliff ‘Hollywood’ Boyce, Celebrity Fitness Trainer to clients including Usher, Ceelo, and Sheree Whitfield (from the Real Housewives of Atlanta).






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