Irvine, CA – Six ambitious young girls ages 16 to 20, whose varying cultural backgrounds include African American, Hispanic, Caucasian, and Native American, have come up with an interesting social experiment. The girls live in distant cities ranging from Florida, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas, and have never met in person. But they have created a way to use web and video technology to virtually convene each week to produce an innovative television talk show focusing on topics that are of interest to females their age, and to find out how their varying geographical locations and cultural/ethnic backgrounds influence their opinions. They call the show “What Girls Think!”, and they think it will resonate with female teens and young women all around the country. And maybe even the world.
Each half-hour episode of “What Girls Think” covers two timely topics – one serious, and one fun. Serious topics include current world events and important subjects such a teen pregnancy, bullying, underage drinking, and preparing for college. They then lighten things up with discussions focused fun, such as, dressing for the prom, hair products, cosmetics, up-and-coming movies, and how to get noticed by a guy. “What Girls Think!” features six regular panelists plus guest teens who can connect with a webcam from virtually anywhere.
Tryneal Addison, 17, a high school student in St. Paul, MN, serves as host and moderator. Panelist regulars include Abbie Emmons, 17, a high school student in Columbus, OH; Tweety Elitou, 18, an online fashionista and blogger in Philadelphia, PA; and college students Cassidy Smith, 18, in Houston, TX; Sasha Marina, 19, in Miami, FL; and Lauren Furs, 20, in Los Angeles. The show concept was developed as an extension of exploring cultural and geographical influences through social networking activities.
“What Girls Think!” began airing online July 16, 2012 on Channel 7 of the FirstRun.tv Network (www.FirstRun.tv)