Yo School Magazine

Fears of a Teenage Girl

By Charmaine Dube

A few days ago I sat at the back of the classroom looking at my classmates and I noticed that as everyone was running around and doing sweet nothing, one girl was sitting alone doing nothing.

Staring at her I got the sense that something was bothering her and she lacked confidence. One of the challenges we face as teenage girls is loneliness and feeling ugly. Most girls are discouraged by their so called ‘friends’. Instead of her ‘friends’ giving strength and encouraging her, they destroy the little confidence she has.

Looking at her I noticed that her only friends were her Mathematics book and calculator. She looked upset because people were always undermining her. As teenage girls, we smile and laugh our sorrows away, with the hope that no one will notice that we are feeling down. When we are told that we are fat by our peers we starve ourselves hoping to lose weight.

My Message to Teenage Girls: “Have faith, believe and tell yourself that you are beautifully made, that is a great start, which is what I do!


Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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