Model Adwoa Aboah’s New Paper Goods Collab Proves That Teen Girls Aren’t Just About TikTok
Her nonprofit, Gurls Talk, makes journaling cool again.
Published Mar 8, 2021 12:42 PM
To celebrate International Women’s Day, model and activist Adwoa Aboah, who has nearly 100 million Instagram followers, is going analog. As the founder of nonprofit Gurls Talk, she’s released a line of stationery and journals with Papier—and it’s so pretty that you don’t have to be a teenage girl to want to send a letter or scribble down your thoughts. For one month, 100 percent of profits from the collection will go to Gurls Talk.
Aboah notes she’s always loved the power of the written word, literally. “When I was younger, I struggled with my self-worth and mental health,” she says. “I think it was back in treatment in 2014 when I really realized the therapeutic powers of journaling. We were encouraged to write about uncomfortable emotions, deep-seated fears, and our hopes and dreams for the future. Sometimes, when speaking about the things that weigh us down is too difficult, journaling can help [us] process, find our voice, and grow through our pain.”
The limited-edition Reflection Notebook, which comes in three colors, has tons of space for putting your feelings to paper and is filled with quotes from women such as Serena Williams and creative prompts. (Aboah’s favorite: “Write a letter to your younger self. What did you need to hear then?”). And there’s also note cards and writing paper for sending positive vibes to friends and family members—all without an iPhone in sight.
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