I don’t know about you guys, but I found growing up and going through puberty REALLY tough. I had no idea what was going on, felt super uncomfortable with the changes and really wished I had someone or something to turn to so I could make sure I was “normal”. Basically I needed someone like hula hooping superstar Marawa Ibrahim and her first book, The Girl Guide – which publishes today. Even though my teenage years are a LONG way back now, I still absolutely loved The Girl Guide and only wished super stylish and sassy agony aunt Marawa had been around when I needed some frank but also funny advice about periods, boobs and bras and the hormonal changes my body was going through. But who is the Hula Hooping Girl behind The Girl Guide? And how excited was I when she offered to write an exclusive guest post just for you guys?!
Hula hooping sensation and nine times Guiness World Record holder Marawa wrote her first book, THE GIRL GUIDE, as a frank, funny, informative guide for girls approaching or going through puberty. By sharing her own experiences and anecdotes in this refreshingly honest book, Marawa hopes to turn the challenges and awkwardness of growing up into an opportunity for girls to understand, appreciate and get to know their amazing bodies.