So I was invited to a book signing for radio personality, Kendra G. at my favorite accessory shop, PNK ELEPHANT on South Street in Philly, PA and I had a really good time. It at first started off a little slow, but things started to pick up once I started taking pics of some of the fashionable young women. Not only was I impressed with they sense of style but the movement that they were there to support.
Abstinence is Kool is not just a book but a movement! These young women have chosen to take a pledge to not have sex during the school year. Why? So that they can focus on their education and get the best out of their school experience. A lot of people have asked Kendra G. why she only made the girls commit to only nine months. "I wanted the girls can to make a short-term goal that they can accomplish. When they accomplish that short term goal, then they are confident in the long-term goals," Kendra explains. I personally think that is a good idea.
I was very curious as to why she decided to create the Abstinence is Kool program and she said, "Well, I know that I made a hard choice in my past, which is in the book, but I knew that young girls needed to hear why they did not need to have sex. I give it to them straight with no chaser in my book." The program has been growing and growing since she has taken her mission from school-to-school in Philadelphia and on a national tour.