Single mother holds wellbeing day for teenage girls at Redbridge Library in a bid to counter social media
PUBLISHED: 12:44 05 September 2017
Teenage girls spoke candidly about their fears and struggles in an event on Saturday designed to empower them to become successful young women.
Single mother Franchesca Pinamang, of Newbury Park, was inspired to run the event after listening to her daughter Faith and her friends talk about their problems.
After raising £750 on Kickstarter, she invited 13 teenagers to Redbridge Central Library on Saturday, to hear women talk about mental health, anxiety and more.
Speakers also spoke about body image, social media, growing up in single parent families and the pressures that accompany moving from primary to secondary school.
Franchesca, 39 who is studying counselling at university, said: “We had a fantastic day, it went so well.
“If anyone told me when I was a single mum with no money that I would be doing this, I wouldn’t have believed them!
“I’m already planning the next event.”
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