April 22, 2014
Hosted by The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team
Dividing, labeling, and categorizing, in other words, stereotyping. We know it’s rude; we know it’s insulting; and we know it creates embarrassment. Co-hosts Youngjoo Ahn and Henna Hundal dive deeply into this hurtful, prejudice-driven act. Social Responsibility Reporter Asay Gonzalez advocates for the youth sex slaves that are stereotyped as prostitutes. Educator and the 10th annual Be the Star You Are!® essay contest winner, Pamela Lewis reads her award winner Being American: A Hard-Won Identity while she discusses the brutal road that Afro-Americans have traveled via stereotyping, the ugly offspring of ignorance and close mindedness. Best selling author of forty books, Lisa T. Bergren explores the issue in relation to her fictional character, Andriana, in her newest YA novel, Remnants, while discussing how we can all learn acceptance from reading fiction. In Health with Henna, we discover the negative effects that stereotyping has on our health and well being including higher levels of aggression, a greater lack of self-control, a difficulty thinking rationally, and a tendency to over-eat. It is time that we accept people for who they are, instead of automatically resorting to disrespectful and damaging stereotypes based on color, race, religion, sex, culture, or occupation.
Sunday at 3 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Express Yourself! is an entertaining adolescent fusion program where passion, productivity, and possibility populate the airwaves. Produced by Starstyle Productions, LLC as an international outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity, the radio program, Express Yourself! is a show for, by, and about teens. Hosted by teens and teenage field reporters from around the country, Express Yourself! is THE destination for teens to be heard. Within the walls of the young adult community, listeners are uplifted and encouraged to be the stars of your own life. Through collaboration and conversation, a global campus of young people express their views. Topics include anything that kids talk about-books, music, making a difference, technology, school, art, humor, writing, tough talks, health, sports, films, family, friends, foes, fashion, and fun. Come play in STAR country and Express Yourself!, Sundays at 3 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Empowerment.
The Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Teen Team
Broadcasting since 2011, twenty-seven young people from around the United States have regularly shared their passions and interests as hosts and reporters on Express Yourself! These teens are not afraid of the tough topics and thrill at the opportunity of interviewing a variety of guests including authors, actors, Olympians, scientists, musicians, poets, and experts of varied disciplines. As volunteers with Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity (http://www.BTSYA.org) the Express Yourself! teens are accomplished youth striving to make a difference on our planet and are dedicated to sharing ideas while having fun and giving a voice to the voiceless. Meet our STARS at http://www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.com.