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About Liv Dooley
As a young lady, Liv struggled with bullying, depression, thoughts of suicide, and alcoholism, but it was easily masked behind the smile she wore, the great grades she made, and the many extracurricular clubs she joined and led. Now, Liv writes and speaks to encourage, inspire, and empower women-young and mature alike-who feel overwhelmed by their experiences and would like to discover positive ways to connect with community.
The Colorfully Candid Diaries delve into many topics from complex mother daughter dynamics to help moms and daughters connect, similar to Dannah Gresh; friendship issues like those found in The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas; body dysmorphic disorders like those discussed in Skinny by Donna Cooner; and the exploration of faith like Are You There God, It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume. Liv has made a commitment to authenticity, originality, and candor and everything she says is spoken in love, even though it's tough sometimes. You can find Liv in the community with The Colorfully Candid Paradigm and serving as the youth pastor at New Antioch Christian Fellowship-Aliante. Remember to follow Liv on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat at CandidLiv and visit www.candidliv.com to continue the conversation.
Imagine you opened a diary and found your own thoughts written there on the pages. What would you do? Close it in embarrassment? Read each page avidly, excited that someone finally understands?
Anya Allen, London Fox, and Meschell Anderson are surprised by how complicated life has become now that they are in high school. Anya's the daughter of an overprotective preacher, London feels as if she's raising herself, and Meschell has begun to wonder if she has anything in common with her family at all. Despite their differences and the drama that surrounds each one of them, the three soon become best friends. After all, they know what it's like to outgrow their childhood friends and how much it hurts too.
Join Anya, London, and Meschell as they explore the complexities of friendship through the lens of their faith in Jesus, which eases the transition they are experiencing from girlhood into maturity. One Chance to Live Young: The First Colorfully Candid Diary is the charming exploration of the drama and tension teenagers experience through the diaries of three vivacious teenage girls, growing up in urban Las Vegas.
What does it feel like to finish your best friend's sentences? Comical? Surprising? Expected? Anya, London, and Meschell are back and you're invited to finish the sentences they start in their diaries as you get into their heads and their hearts.
The second semester of high school has even more surprises than the first, starting with Veronica, or Vero, for short. There's just something about her that's off, and London can't help but try to figure it out. Russell is finer than ever, but he's off limits, according to Anya's parents, so Anya's jumped on an emotional roller coaster that has no end in sight. Meschell, on the other hand, is focused, until she gets caught up in a game of Oreo. After all, what's the difference between a dream and a goal, anyway? When Ms. Marks asks everyone to do a special project, the girls have to work to figure it out.
Two Dreams and a Goal is the second Colorfully Candid Diary about Anya, London, and Meschell, three teens on a journey to figure out who they and what really matters in life. Life is complicated and growing up is tough, but when you've got friends like these, it's easy to remember you're not alone in any of it.
Sophomore year should be easy, right? Wrong! Anya, London, and Meschell are shocked to find out that life is so much more complicated than they expected, especially when you throw boyfriends, drama, and birthday parties into the mix. After all, which is really more important: respect or your reputation? The girls have to make difficult decisions about their relationships, but fortunately for them, London and Vero’s joint quinceanera is a welcome distraction. If only, it could all end there like a fairy tale. Once the party ends, the girls realize how hard it is to run away from your family and your feelings as they wonder whether their greatest wishes or their deepest prayers will ever be answered.
One of the greatest compliments God could ever give us is the call to plan events and facilitate experiences of growth among girls and women. It takes a lot of courage to host transformational events for such an impactful sector, and Liv Dooley’s experience will offer incredible transparency and insight to guide you through your next event with confidence, regardless of if it’s your first or your fifteenth. Teenage girls are sensitive, and choosing to consider their emotions throughout your preparation takes a lot of experience and expertise from the Holy Spirit. As a mentor, leader, and visionary, you will enjoy learning to implement seven strategies, accompanied by stories of struggle and success, along with prayer, to increase your effectiveness as you continue transforming a generation in Christ-with confetti and other girly things!
Strategies include information about:
- considerations to make in the first stages of preparation;
- influencing a team of people to trust the vision God has given you;
- questions to ask when choosing a location;
- accountability measures to implement for leaders and speakers;
- raising awareness and recruiting participants;
- marketing approaches to engage your targeted audience;
- methods to celebrate throughout the entire planning process and beyond;
Compliments, Confidence, and Confetti: A Colorfully Candid Guide to Christian Events is the perfect resource to guide you through your next event as reflection questions and prayers support your work with intentionality.