In celebration of Youth Day and Mandela Day - CODE TEEN in association with CAVENDISH SQUARE, AVA SECRETS and CLUB X MAGAZINE presents - “EVERY GIRL’S A PRINCESS” – a 30 Day teen girls self-esteem and empowerment initiative for disadvantaged and abused SA girls and supported by EVERY fellow SA Teen Girl to ALL become the Princesses they were born to be.

Each Day this week leading up to YOUTH DAY several of SA’s Celebrities and Role Models share their words of INSPIRATION for SA Teenage Girls ..

TAMMY- ANNE FORTUIN - TV Presenter for All Access and Roer
“Always believe and know that OUR background and circumstances may have INFLUENCED who we are… but we are responsible for WHO become” - wishing the youth of South Africa to be the blessed future of our beautiful nation

CLAUDIA DEGENAAR - MISS Junior Africa 2010
“success is like a staircase and luck like a lift. The lift may fail to work properly but the staircase will always bring you to the top”

MARC LOTTERING Comedian and Entertainer
“Life sometimes puts us in the furnace - but I do believe that we all have the ability to emerge from that furnace as poor gold”

JO-ANN STRAUSS - Former Miss SA – Top Billing Presenter – MC and Business Woman
“Every girl deserves to be treated like the Princess that she is!”

KIM GRAY - Online Fashion Columnist - Blogger and Stylist
“When I was in primary school - I spent the night at a friends house where I felt really uncomfortable - I made an excuse to call my mom and go home. Later on I found out my friends sister was raped in that very house some days later.My appeal to you, is follow your instincts, trust your gut! Believe in your self and your heart - NEVER be to shy or scared to stand up for yourself and say something!”

SUGA - 104.9 DJ – and MC
“You are my heroines.You inspire me.Celebrate yourselves because you are gifts to this world. One thing I know for sure is that ANYTHING is possible. My life is a testament to that. Never let your circumstances or experiences dictate the direction of your life. You are powerful! Keep moving, keep smiling, keep shining”

DR EVE - (Dr Marlene Wasserman)Clinical Sexologist and Author Dr Eve’s Sex Book-A Guide for Young People
_ “Become a woman by looking at yourself in the mirror rather than the television screen or magazine that tells you how you should look and feel.
Become a woman by knowing how your own body works and feels
Become a woman by asking yourself important questions that will help you make good decisions about school, your parents, your friends and people with whom you fall in love.
Become a woman who knows how to embrace pleasure in a responsible and rewarding manner. Then you and all around you will treat you with respect” _

CHRISTINA STORM - SA Actress and Celebrity Model
“Never be bullied into silence, never allow yourself to be made a victim,accept no-one’s definition of your life: define yourself!”

AXENE LOUBSER - Youngest SAMA 2010 Winner
“Dreams can come true,the only thing standing in your way, Is YOU. Don’t give up, and don’t listen to critics. Work hard and you will be rewarded”

IRIT NOBLE - Inspirational Entertainer
“Do not judge how you feel inside, by how other people look on the outside; everybody has their own challenges, & sometimes it helps me to feel better about mine when I talk to someone else about theirs.”

“Avra k’davra” :it’s aramaic for - “I will create as I speak”
This is important because we are the great magicians of our life. What we speak, think, happens.

DIETER VOIGT - MR SA 2007 & Pasella TV Presenter
“You are a special person with endless talent and potential.Dream big,work hard at achieving your dreams and smile on the beauty of life. Your best is yet to come!”

IRMA G - 104.9 DJ
“Achieving ones goals are never easy, remember that you have what it takes to be successful.No matter what has happened you,you have survived the ordeal and you are in a better position than others who have not felt your pain to be able to reach the goals you have set for yourself.So,chin up and face the world with your head held high an remember you are a winner!”

TAMMY FARRELL - Model and Winner of “Beauty of Triumph “2010
“Never be afraid of hard work. Nothing in life comes easily. If you want something badly enough, put your mind to it and pursue it. Its amazing what you’ll be able to achieve”

“Decide what you want in the finest detail. Think BIG. Write it down. Believe it. Then get started living it. Each step is an action towards progress.”

ANJA VAN ZYL - MISS SA 1st Princess
“Forgiveness is the hope to accept that you can not change yesterday, but to open the door to a fearless tomorrow”

CHARMAINE NOY - KFM Breakfast Show Presenter
“When we’re young, adversity can often seem insurmountable, but time and experience teaches you, without a doubt, that no matter what happens you WILL overcome and you WILL become stronger. We don’t always choose our experiences, but we always get to choose how we deal with them.”

SOLI PHILANDER - Award Winning Perfroming Artist and Radio Host of “The Taxi”
“Mooi is ‘n gedagte en die gedagte is joune “

“Be your own best friend.Love yourself.Feel the fear and do it anyway.Trust your intuition. Break the silence. Ask for guidance.YES and NO are the two most important words you will ever use.Become conscious of your power of choice and use it to lovingly create the life you have always dreamed of.Every moment is an opportunity to make a different choice - love yourself enough and the world will have no choice but to reflect that love back at you.The world needs you to be the best version of yourself, so believe in yourself and believe in your dreams.”

CINDY NELL ROBERTS - Former Miss SA- and Business Woman
“Everything in Life is 10% Raw talent and 90% Hard work. You can be the best if you work the hardest!And there is no Exception!”


GUY MCDONALD - Presenter of Good Hope FM Breakfast Show
“Many girls who find themselves victims of abuse carry with them a multitude of negative emotions and they don’t have to or deserve to! Girls, you are the future mothers of our nation, you are the soul of our existence! Believe that whatever abuse happened to you is not your fault and that you have a choice to see it as just that: its what happened! The story you choose to tell yourself about what happened can ruin your future! So be brave,acknowledge what happened in the past but don’t live the story. Create the possibility of a positive future”

NIGEL PIERCE - Presenter The Nigel Pierce show, weekdays, 09:00 to 12:00 on Good Hope FM
“Only you can turn your situation or circumstances around, this is just one hurdle that you have to overcome. If there is a desire, someone will help you overcome your past towards a successful future.”

SEAN O - presenter of The O-Zone, weekdays, 15:00 to 19:00 on Good Hope FM
_”Enthusiasm is contagious. Go on, start an epidemic. We are afraid to pursue our dreams, because we feel we don’t deserve them or we feel won’t be able to achieve them anyway, so why try. But there is no need to fear. Chase that dream with every fibre in your body!To the world you may be one person… but to one person, you are the world.Time is fleeting. Don’t ever waste your days doing not what you dream to do.”
SeanO also like these lyrics… “whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens. Promise me you’ll give faith a fighting chance. And when you get the chance to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance!” - Lee Aan Womack “I hope you dance”_

TYRONE PAULSEN - presenter of The 411 - Fridays from 19:00 to 22:00 and Saturdays from 18:00 to 22:00 on Good Hope FM
“In life aim for the moon, because even if you miss,you’ll still be among the stars.”

STEPHANIE B - presenter of Weekend Breakfast,Saturdays from 06:00 to 08:00 and Sundays from 06:00 to 09:00 on Good Hope FM
“Everything will be ok in the end, if it isn’t ok yet, then it isn’t the end. Never give up hope, ask for help when you need it and remember that you are not your past.”

CARL WASTIE - presenter of The Teen Show, Saturdays from 12:00 to 15:00 and also sports presenter to the Good Hope FM Breakfast Show with Guy McDonald, weekdays, 06:00 – 09:00 on Good Hope FM
“What you are is God’s Gift to you, What you make of yourself is your gift to God so be yourself and know that no matter what, you have something unique to offer this world by just being YOU.”

SANDRA ROSENBERG - Newsreader on the Nigel Pierce Show, weekdays, 09:00 to 12:00 on Good Hope FM.
Her 3 Favourite quotes are:“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr Seuss
“It’s not who you are that holds you back, its who you think you’re not.” Anonymous
“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”Judy Garland