Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Check Out NewMoonClub.com!

At New Moon Girl Media we are in high gear creating an online community for girls ages 8 to 12 that will be like no other. That community will fully launch in September, but we're so excited to announce our first interactive feature, Ask a Girl, is already here! Check it out!

For 15 years, Ask a Girl has been one of the most popular features in New Moon: The Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams. For those of you who may be uninitiated, Ask a Girl is a peer-to-peer advice column. In each issue of New Moon magazine, two questions from girls seeking advice are published. Readers then submit their advice. In the next issue of the magazine, that advice is published along with new Ask a Girl questions.

At New Moon, we know that girls are smart, powerful people who can help each other and change the world. We also know that tweens and teens have real concerns and difficulties. Unfortunately, youth is no protection from stress, worry, questioning, and problems. At some time in our lives, we've all experienced that moment when connecting with a peer--sharing a difficulty with someone who understands, who has been there, who sees the world through the same eyes--makes all the difference. In sharing, we realize we're not alone. In recieving advice from someone we trust, we realize there's a way to move forward.

This past week, we at New Moon have seen Ask a Girl take flight in a new and wonderful form. Now that Ask a Girl has a home online, girls can post questions and get answers every day. Back at the office, we read every submission before sharing it with the community. This keeps Ask a Girl safe for every girl using it. But for me, reading these daily submissions has meant something more as well. It's a moment to reflect on just how amazing the New Moon girl community really is. In New Moon magazine, and now at NewMoonClub.com, girls from all over the world come together, take each other seriously, support each other, open up with some of their most personal questions, and give deep and thoughtful responses. These girls impress and inspire, and as New Moon grows online, they will have even more ways to come together, use their voices, and change the world. Check it out for yourself at NewMoonClub.com and share it with the girls in your life.

~ Autumn Libal
Manager, NewMoonClub.com

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