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I'm good transition thanks sky she with the teen sensation Jesse.
On the TV hit series saved by the bell but not -- Elizabeth Berkley is all grown up and helping empower young women.
With her new book and non profit organization ask.
Elizabeth and -- this morning T hi good morning wow that's that's kind of fun to see my adolescence.
I hit 54 your -- yeah can you imagine can you imagine someone just re playing it for you I actually just like the fact the other you know Mario all that yeah.
I'm lucky girl yet that you brought together thanks to look at -- -- did this new.
Project where she went on to other acting as well this started four years ago it was sort of a grassroots effort what was it in what has turned into.
Well I started off on -- mission because I just felt like in the media everyone talks about the problems going on with our teen girls today and I just felt like.
I didn't see anyone really serving them and providing space for them to come together and can act and feel heard and and to be able to know that they're not alone -- issues that -- so I created it as you sat grassroots.
I -- I started in Manhattan with a two hour interactive self esteem -- workshop and started offering it as a volunteer and middle schools and high schools and that movement really expand at a cost the US and I've worked with over its 30000 girls now.
And right now.
I'm now that ten city tour.
That Macy's is sponsoring where I'm going to schools with my book a thousand barrels per -- so it's really an amazing journey -- -- -- 40000 barrels in the next few weeks so your book is a compilation of some of the questions.
That they had asked you over that four year time span yeah give me an example of some of the things they want advice.
Well it's really interesting it's kind of like that some of the questions -- the same it's like when we were growing up I mean there's this collective group of questions that I noticed no matter what.
Area I've I've been in the country no matter what reason no matter what -- ethnic socioeconomic background the girls are from.
I boiled it down fifteen of the most asked questions and the -- range from body image questions.
Dealing with sense of self worth.
Speaking up friendship issues family issues goal setting identity.
Obviously body image is a big big issue for the girls and -- -- in the fascinating to me is that you have come away from this knowing.
That it's still important for girls and boys frankly.
To have communication with one another.
Even -- the era of social networking where everything's texting yes but how important it is to have face to face interaction thank you so much for bringing that up because yeah.
That you -- they are communicating in sound -- texting and FaceBook and all of that and so when I bring them together in this forum.
I think for some of them it's the first time I mean they've told me that it's kind of it's the first time that they've had an awareness that they can actually have this meaningful dialogue.
And have each other's backs it's really the girls helping one another that's the magic of the I don't ask you real quickly began after you did saved by the -- -- did the movie show girls and many people thought.
That that was not the greatest image for you.
Was setting up this foundation in any way.
An answer to that a way to give back in a different -- as a great role model for young adults I mean truly.
Creating this foundation and doing this volunteer work for the girls and providing this -- being of service is really just -- I've become as a woman and how I want to offer what I've learned through.
My entire journey of growing up and you know it's something that I wished I had had I have an incredible family and amazing loving people around me.
And so I wanted to pay that forward really that that's really my intention here is to give girls.
The blessings that -- had and to provide this but I am.
It's amazing project and it's great for moms to -- it actually OK they -- -- questions at their guys are asking exactly and that moms have so much -- these days kind of not knowing what's really going on and if your daughter doesn't.
Top -- this is a great catalyst to bridge that communication -- it's called ask Elizabeth Elizabeth firstly thank you so thank you.
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