By Sandi Bhutella
Advice columns are popular with teenagers,
so that's how I knew it was my ticket onto renegadepress.
Just take a look at any teen magazine, ezine, 'zine or teen
internet site, and you'll see that advice columns are always
featured. People are always looking for answers, and I think
I have those answers.
Teens have so many things that they wonder
and worry about and there's no way to find all the answers
on our own. If we're lucky, we have a parent we can
talk to (yeah right, who ever talks to their mom about sex?),
or an older brother or sister who listen and give good advice.
But, if you're like most teens, you have questions and
no idea where to find the answers. Advice columns can give
you a new way of looking at a situation.
So, you may be thinking, 'what makes
Sandi qualified to answer serious questions from teenagers?'
Experience! For one thing, I've read a million advice
columns - I've been reading them for years, and
nobody has had more questions than me. If someone asks me
a question that I don't have an answer to - I'm
not afraid to find it.
Compare my advice to horoscopes. If you
trust 'Madam Zora' to predict your day, month,
year and life path based on a star sign you share with a gazillion
people, then why not trust Sandi-the-Man Bhutella? On the
other hand, why trust either one of us? Are advice columns
really all that useful? Is my opinion going to be any more
valuable than some 1-800-psy-chic? Can one person really
reach teaming masses of conflicted teens? Not sure, but I'll
P-o-s-e-r w-I-t-h a-n a-d-v-I-c-e
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