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Becoming an Exotic Dancer

When thinking about choosing a specific job, you should always consider the prerequisites and cost that might come with it. [Hint: Stripping is more than just cute outfits and high heels by the way.]

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The hope? To achieve engaged citizenry early, because it’s messy out there.

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Introducing Curly Gurlies, a natural hair podcast

Brought to you by Avant-Youth, Curly Gurlies is a natural hair podcast show that celebrates young Black women through mutual understanding, shared stories and helpful tidbits and information on hair care. It’s a show that centers around a major identity point – namely, through hair.

Local Georgia quilt guild invites community to rethink quilting

A local quilt guild hosted an exhibition at the Alpharetta Arts Center on Feb. 20th.
The Chattahoochee Evening Stars (CES) quilt guild humorously named the event, “Not Your Granny’s Quilts: Quilting in the 21st Century,” commemorating the work of its 50 plus members. The work will be on display until March 26!

Nailed it!

Clayton State University junior, Shania Goodman, tapped into a new interest, nail art, during the second semester of her freshman year in college. Although she is majoring in elementary education, Goodman has turned her sights to making money with this trade.

Iron Hill Brewery: A local’s review

Looking for a new hang out spot in the city? Atlanta has welcomed yet another brewery to its extensive list – Iron Hill Brewery.

Pisces 2021 Horoscope (February 19 – March 20)

We’ve rolled into Pisces season and it’s time to slow your roll. This water sign is introspective and calm but never lost to daydreaming.

It’s time to sit down and think about life, the universe and everything. Before you rush onwards to your next goal, take time to determine how your current path will affect you and the people closest to you in the long run.

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In the Era of Social Distancing, Contact is Important

Not only is it important to initiate and create such digital environments in order to keep in contact with our loved ones, but we should strive to use them to strengthen and deepen these relationships. They should be an extension of our community so that even in the future, we can continue to nurture our connections with those closest to us even if they aren’t physically near us.

Is Keto the key to your weight loss?

Keto is a diet that changes the way your body produces energy. Instead of using carbohydrates like fruit and grains to create glucose, it uses ketones, which are generated by the liver when the body is in periods of starvation or fasting. This process is called gluconeogenesis, and it creates glucose.

ATL Apartment First-timers Guide 101

Apartment hunting and living is not nearly as easy as it may seem. The process is neither simple nor straightforward, but here’s what you should look out for.

Surgical v. Non-Surgical procedures: Get informed

One might wonder how the “it” look could be obtained without having celebrity money. In fact, there are procedures known as non-surgical procedures that can give you the same look for less, without having to go under the knife.
Depending on your unique needs, wants and will to risk factor, the question is if you should go surgical or non-surgical to reach those fantasized “it” looks. Therefore, here are the most common cosmetic procedures and some of their alternatives.

OUR MISSION

To inform the decisions and actions that’ll guide young people into empowering themselves. We do so by promoting positivity through stories that offer a solution, as well as informational resources.  Avant-Youth is a media organization of the people, by the neighborhood youth, for the community. We provide a fresh, focused perspective on local topics that you’ve grown up around, for you to explore what matters most.  

How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021

After a year of toxic stress ignited by so much fear and uncertainty, now is a good time to reset, pay attention to your mental health and develop some healthy ways to manage the pressures going forward.
Brain science has led to some drug-free techniques that you can put to use right now.

Nick Mathurin: The Young Barber with a Plan

Nicholas Mathurin is a 22-year-old Haitian-American and a hands-on entrepreneur who holds different occupations like being a self-taught barber, photographer and fashion blogger. Although he seems like the man with a plan, it didn’t start that way.

4 tips for college students to avoid procrastinating with their online work

If you take classes online, chances are you probably procrastinate from time to time.

Research shows that more than 70% of college students procrastinate, with about 20% consistently doing it all the time.

Procrastination is putting off starting or finishing a task despite knowing that it will seriously compromise the quality of your work – for instance, putting off a major class project until the last minute.

Is the Peloton app worth it?

The Queen Bee, R&B singer and songwriter Beyoncé Knowles, has partnered with Peloton to provide a two year subscription for its app to students from 10 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s) across the United States, including some from Atlanta (Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine).

Aquarius 2021 Horoscope (January 20 – February 18)

Aquarius is upon us after an interesting and exhausting Capricorn season, which saw us preparing, planning and losing our collective minds. All Aquarius season is asking you to do is find innovative ways to communicate.  

But don’t look at this as a chance to sit back and relax. You still have plans to follow through on. Your methods are just a little different. 

It’s time to let loose and explore the options available to us in a new light. 

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