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Over the years, Twitter has delivered some pretty spectacular new friends. One of my favorite “tweeple” is the 21-year-old inspiring superhero, Lauren Galley. If you don’t know about her, you should…

Lauren is all about girl power! As an award-winning teen mentor, author, Channel Kindness Reporter for Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, Mattel’s #KindMonster of the month, and President of non-profit organization Girls Above Society, Lauren is dedicated to empowering ‘tweens and teens to be confident as they face the tough pressures of today’s media driven society.

She is also one of my Digital Daughter Ambassadors and a frequent and enlightened contributor to our community, Our Digital Daughters.

Lauren and I share a mission – to help all girls be powerful, confident, articulate speakers.  I was thrilled last week to read her Huffington Post article, “Generation Z: ‘LIKE’ Overload”!   In her story, Lauren says:

“Generation Z might not have invented ‘LIKE’ as a filler word, however, we have definitely overloaded our conversations with this four letter word. Change always begins with us, so let’s take “LIKE” to the back seat, improving our ability to converse with improved articulation.”

“As a supporter of entrepreneurs, I can’t help but point out one application that is proving very useful for those who want to kick the “LIKE” habit. It’s called LIKESO...I share this with a warning: Be prepared to digest just how many times you say “LIKE” (and other filler words) in a minute of normal conversation. LIKESO is educational but it’s also a lot of fun. Get friends and family to join in, this way you won’t feel so badly about your overuse of ‘LIKE’!”

You can read her whole Huffington Post story here.  Like, it’s totally worth it, ya know?!

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