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By Stephanie Lynn, age 23, Massachusetts

July 2008

On the Cover - Meet Chelsea
Stephanie Lynn, age 23 writes:

Chelsea, you make a gorgeous cover model! Keep working hard and doing what you love. Congrats on your Gold Star! :)

I Want to Be a Model
Shannon, age 13 writes:

Cool! I went to auditions once to be a model and an actress! And I made it! But what they forgot to tell us is that we had to pay more than 14,000 dollars for modeling school or something. :(

I Want to Be a Model
Lindsey, age 14 writes:

Congrats on accomplishing your dreams!!! I also have similar dreams about becoming a model, but I went to a Barbizon audition and received a call, but they wanted money for the training. I feel that if they really wanted me they wouldn't ask me to pay. Can you please help me???!! Thanks!!! ♥

I Want to Be a Model
Regina S., age 17 writes:


And His Name Was Todd
Angel, age 18 writes:

This article was very helpful and it helped me deal with losing Todd. He was a very amazing person and she [Soraya] was sure to capture that. I love it!!

And His Name Was Todd
Stephanie Lynn, age 23 writes:

Very well written and engaging story! I can totally identify with you as I lost a good friend in 2005. Like you, I was happy to have known such a wonderful person. I'm sure Karissa's pain will heal in time. Everyone deals with grief differently. Thanks again for sharing your story! :)

And His Name Was Todd
Jordin, age 15 writes:

This story is so sad, yet I can relate. My school recently went through the same thing. One of our well known football players, Scott Avery, was hit by a drunk driver the last week of school. The best thing to do it to remember the memories, and smile at the times you had together. R.I.P. Todd and Scott.

Avere Fede
Kelly, age 19 writes:

This is AMAZING. You are an amazing writer. I can't wait to keep reading!

Because I Never Knew Happiness ...
Karla, age 15 writes:

This article was very relating, and I understand where this girl is coming from. I used to think I was all alone on a lot of things and it was very stressful. There were some times that I even felt like not living anymore, but I learned to appreciate our lives and that there are thousands of others that are fighting to live another day. But this article was very nice. (:

Why I'm Not a Feminist
Scarlett, age 13 writes:

I understand what you're saying, but you didn't explore every open statement. My father went to prison, causing my parents to divorce in 2004, leaving my mom who loves me so much to work from 8 am - 6 pm. She couldn't be a stay-at-home mom, and she was doing it so I could live. She had no clue that my dad would go to prison for 4 years. And she still works, even though my dad is out, because she is a single mom and she works for my life and hers. My dad pays child support, but he couldn't pay for us, and he shouldn't have to. He needs to support himself (and he barely can). So I understand what you're trying to say. However, I think you're wrong at some points. My mom loves me and shouldn't regret having me. My parents were together for 20 years until I was 7. So we had good times together, and my parents both worked late, but gave me a babysitter and came home at 4. I was fine.

And being tossed in a day care isn't neglecting, because day cares cost money, and it was the best they could do. What you're saying is kind of like the parents might as well put the kids up for adoption, and it really isn't so much of a big deal.

Why I'm Not a Feminist
Kristine, age 14 writes:

I agree. People have gone too far, and now as a result, even though I have a dad, I feel a great need to love someone and be loved in return. I honestly did not mean to put dad in all those sticky situations - trying to help me, looking after my girly problems. Also, now I have a hate relationship with my mother. I either do as she says, or we will have a fight and I will end up running away from home. My mum has been very commanding ever since she got her new job, and now we are merely chalk and cheese.

Know Your Face Shape
Stephanie Lynn, age 23 writes:

Excellent beauty article! I have an oval face. :) I'm really looking forward to reading your article next month!

Prima Style
Morgan, age 15 writes:

I love this style. I always buy clothes from Wet Seal! :]

Shannon, age 13 writes:


You're Going to Hell
Soraya, age 17 writes:

Wow! This was very interesting. Nice! I love your way of expression.

For the Love of Photography
Chelsea, age 15 writes:

I LOVE your photography! Good luck with everything!

I Loved You, So What?
Ily, age 18 writes:

I loved you! Very much!! I love who?? I love my GOD!!!!

I Am a Vegetarian
Kristin, age 14 writes:

After Cara writing about faux fur and me writing about veganism, it's great to see more young ladies promoting a compassionate lifestyle.

Sweet Advice
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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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