It's a teen's world:
Being a teenager is not easy. It’s an important time in life where one can no longer be considered as a kid, but not quite an adult either. Teens go through diverse experiences as they reach adolescence, and for many of them, these go beyond more than just an “awkward phase.” The youth face real challenges that are often misunderstood or relegated by adults as simply “part of growing up.” But during this time, teens often feel overwhelmed with not only physical changes, but also a wave of emotions that most of them aren’t capable of dealing. These growing pains are internal and external struggles that include transitional physical and psychological developments, but in a teen’s world—these are day-to-day experiences of peer pressure, self-esteem, body positivity (or negativity) and issues at home and school. All of these happen in this highly connected, digital world, in an ever-changing social environment, and in a society that’s moving fast.
Technology has largely changed the way teens communicate, which is both enabling and hindering the ways they express themselves. In relation to this, social media has become a huge source for them when it comes to navigating the way they learn, eat, date, and interact with others. Often, some of these sources are not reliable, and oftentimes proven to be dangerous.
We're here for you
Are you Googling bodily symptoms you’re experiencing and searching for quick solutions? Have questions about mental health and understanding your feelings? Do you feel embarrassed to talk about your personal life and feel like no one understands?
At Girltalk, we are every teen’s best friend. Whether you’re feeling confused, misunderstood, want helpful advice or simply need a safe space to express yourself, we are here for you—no judgments, no shaming, no pressures.
Girltalk is a multi-platform lifestyle blog based in Asia that was built to offer teens a circle of support and a place where they can share their stories and get to know other youths who are experiencing the same things. We don’t trivialize teen issues. We take them seriously to empower and give voice to their pains, dreams, opinions, and challenges. We’re here with you as you go through your journey to adulthood, in every step of the way.
We all need some help when it comes to understanding that these changes are normal and asking for support is okay.
Our advocacy is to help teens through easy-to-understand advice from professionals and experts, become their friend-the one they can look up to in times of both joy and need. We are also here as a trustworthy resource for parents who seek to become aware of their teens’ experiences and learn the best ways to be there for them.
The unpredictability of this extremely joyful, yet challenging time of being a teenager can bring a lot of worries with it, which is why this community is here to share this wonderful message: You aren’t alone! We are all in this together!