The world's perception of adolescent girls of color is beginning to change because of Dr. Kela Henry, a board-certified family care physician from Gwinnett County, Georgia, as well as an award-winning author and motivational speaker.
Her award-winning book Nia and The Numbers Game, A Teenager's Guide to Education, Relationships, and Sex, is the basis for her new television program Let's Talk Teens with Dr. Kela.
The show will address and help viewers understand the issues facing young American teenage girls of color, who are often overlooked, underserved, and undervalued. Dr. Kela wants to discuss teenage girls' fears and problems in today's fast-paced, alienating environment, especially since the pandemic, to help them and their parents cope and overcome.
"There are some amazing teenage girls of color," she said. “Dozens are launching enterprises, including non-profits, and helping their communities. Most of them have faced major misfortunes or life-changing experiences, and only their mindset has carried them ahead.”
Girls of color and their families explore relationships, health, and sex in Let's Talk Teens with Dr. Kela. Each episode covers a different girl's ability, such as spoken word poetry, stand-up comedy, or a scientific creation, and their mental and physical wellness. Each 22-minute episode will feature two teens and Dr. Kela.
Let's Talk Teens with Dr. Kela was produced by BTH Creations and Denise Marsa Productions. Dr. Kela first worked with Marsa in 2014 to enhance her practice's visibility, promote herself as a public speaker, and write a book. Their partnership has grown due to the positive response from teens and parents on social media, at book signings, and at events where Dr. Kela has spoken. New York filmmaker Sophia Conger and Bulgarian PR and social media professional Meggie Dimitrova are associate producers for Marsa. Three women developed a concept film to submit to networks and organizations seeking cooperation.
Dr. Kela completed her residency at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, after graduating from Hahnemann School of Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1999. She's an Emory Healthcare System family doctor in metro Atlanta.
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