My guest is an expert in self-defense and teaching personal safety to adults and children. James Lilley currently holds the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt in Shorin Ryu Karate, and was the first American promoted to the rank of Black Belt by Sensei Takeshi Miyagi. Certified defensive tactics and physical education instructor through the Maryland Police Training and Corrections Commission. Have established and taught defensive tactics programs for various police agencies, including the Howard County, MarylandPolice Department, Maryland Police Corps, Howard County General Hospital Security Officers, and other Maryland agencies. Published programs through the International Association of Chief’s of Police on Fitness and Handgun Retention. 2008 Police-Writers.com Author of the Year * Novel, The Eyes of the Hunter, adopted as required reading by Johns Hopkins University in the Master of Science Degree in Intelligence Analysis Program.
The Sexualization of Our Young Girls Recently, I read article online about little girls receiving pedicures as young as six years old. Mattel is due to release the new Black Canary Barbie, a.k.a. Hooker Barbie in September. And the Mommy blogger sites lit up with commentary on this subject of the Sexualization of Our Young Girls. Most of them crying “Enough is enough!” What are we teaching our girls? What is the key to positive healthy body image and self-esteem for girls and teens? What’s your opinion?
Elizabeth Atkins has appeared on Montell Williams and Oprah. She is a journalist, best selling author and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She is an expert speaker on the topic of multi-racial identity. http://www.elizabethatkins.com/