Teen Town Hall – Opening up about struggles

Hey guys! Thank you so much for watching this video!
This was one of my favorite things that I have gotten to do so far in my career!
I have always wanted to talk more about struggles that we all go through but i’ve always held back from opening up about certain things because the internet is a place to be judged & I don’t want to deal with that.
I am still contemplating making a video about my bullying experience & how I dealt with it. But for now, I hope you gain inspiration from this video! I know I did!
A huge thank you to the 30 girls that came out that day! I love you ladies & hold this day close to my heart!

This was the first Teen Town Hall.
It took place in Bradenton FL on February 21st 2015

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13 Comments

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    uniquespark01
    30 April, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    That was an amazingly inspiring video and I love the message that it send out to people. That to love yourself is all you need :) Thank you for being my biggest inspiration and reminding me to always love myself <3

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    Dana
    1 May, 2015 at 12:06 am

    The video was amazing. I am sitting here boohooing just after watching that little bit. I pray that this helps so many teenage girls and that they can learn their self worth and know that they are already perfect. Keep up the good work JH I would love to help out in any way that i can.

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    Amanda
    1 May, 2015 at 1:38 am

    This is such an amazing thing. We need more of these types of things in the world.

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    Dado
    1 May, 2015 at 2:00 am

    I just watched this video, and wanted to say thank you! I am struggling with a few things at the moment, and it feels good to know I’m not the only one. I really truly feel better after watching this video, and I’m so glad to know I’m not alone, we all struggle with different things, and it feels good to be able to hear people talk about their struggles. Thank you so much for trying to make a difference, you made a difference to me.

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    Chloe
    1 May, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Fantastic video!! You are SUCH an inspiration Jaclyn.. Through and through. God bless you always girl!

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    Brandi
    1 May, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Wow!! I can put into words the emotion I felt watching this! I am not sure if there enough room in the comet space to tell you my story! But i will try a quick version. My husband and I took on the most challenging task of our marriage a little over 6 years ago. That being taking on custody of my husband’s two nieces that have truly been through more than any child should ever go throug. At the time 9 and 13. To say the least we have had our challenges. At the moment we are struggling with the 15 year old. She is truly in the darkest place I have ever known a person to be in. To include an EXTREMELY close suicide attempt last year. We have done everything a parent can think of to help. Counselors, therapist, even a residential treatment facility. She suffers from extreme depression, anxiety, and ptsd. She has the lowest self esteem and image of herself. I am truly at a loss when it comes to what to do next to help her. And then I see this..OMG WOW!! I must admit it brought me to tears. And I am talking blubbering mess tears! I don’t usually write on blogs or any other forms for that mater. Mostly because I am completely technology chalenged;) But I had to do this once I saw this. I don’t know what info you have but I truly belive this would be perfect for my neice! So please once you have anymore information on this I would be beyond greatful! I don’t have a twitter or instagram. So I hope you read this and can possibly help guide me as to where I can go to possible get my beautiful but struggling neice involved in this AMAZING teen town hall. I am sorry this was so long and thank you THANK YOU again for doing this!! You an amazing and beautiful person inside and out:) I always look forward to your new videos but now I am even more exited to watch what comes out of what you did today:)

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    Melissa
    1 May, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Jaclyn, I am so proud of you. This is exactly the message our young (and not so young girls) need. I am 39 years old and a mother of 6 kids. Three of these are girls with one of them having special needs. I am also a teacher who has taught high school and I have so much compassion for all the young kids. That is a hard time. What I’d like to let you know is that often we waste years of our life recovering from or still suffering from these feelings. Even when your closing in on 40, you can feel the same.
    “Loneliness and the feeling if being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” Mother Teresa

    Thank You

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    Selena Martínez
    5 May, 2015 at 1:32 am

    Love!! can’t wait for the full version

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    Korisa Kempfer
    5 May, 2015 at 3:43 am

    This is going to be revolutionary! I have always been scared to have a daughter because I don’t ever want her to feel the way I have felt. I hope this changes millions of girls and we can all spread love instead of hate and love ourselves! Jaclyn, you have such a beautiful soul and you inspire me in so many ways! love you girl!♡

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    Jen
    5 May, 2015 at 11:37 am

    This video was amazing! I am a 39 years old mother of two and I have always had issues with self esteem growing up and now even in adult years. This video really opened my eyes. I cried while hearing these girls stories and realized that I am one of those girls. What a wonderful video. I hope to convey some of what I have heard to my own daughters. I have been inspired…..so thank you!

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    Madeline Jackson
    6 May, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Jaclyn, I have been watching your videos for a while now and you are so inspirational! I love that you are always so positive and it really does have an effect on your viewers. This amazing project has really had a lasting effect on me as these types of projects are something that I feel very strongly about and I inspire to be a part of when ‘I grow up’ (even though I am nineteen and at university haha)!

    Thank you for being you.

    Madeline Jackson
    UK

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    Kelly Schmid
    15 May, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Thanks Jacklyn, this video was amazing. As I watched I could see how fragile we can be…our girls needs help…they need to see how wonderfull they are, exactly as they are…we have small gifts inside of us to bring to this world, all of us…no exception.I have a 14 years old daughter and once I had 14 too, I know exactly what it is.Like you said, we are on fire, on the top of the world, just being who we are.
    Thanks a lot!

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    Kate
    5 June, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    This is wonderful! I love that you embrace inner beauty as well as outter beauty. I first came across your YouTube channel when I did a search on Pinterest for make up tutorials. Before I became a mother I loved to do my hair and make up and embrace my feminine side, but after my daughter was born I slowly but surely began neglecting my own needs including any kind of beauty routine. I also started nursing school, which if you haven’t heard anything about what nursing school is like, it’s a nightmare. It’s very stressful and very demanding. Because these last couple years have been so demanding I felt like I had lost sight of who I was, and I just didn’t feel like myself. I wanted to get the old me back and get back into my beauty routine but it surprisingly was very intimidating because a lot has changed in just the last couple years in the beauty industry.

    Then I came across your YouTube videos. Can I just say what a breath of fresh air you have been to me! Finally, I found someone who was honest about the quality of products and wasn’t just going after the most expensive products and the products with the most fabulous reputation and blah blah blah. You’re so knowledgeable about how to use products and I know I can trust your advice. Plus You’re so down to earth and non-intimidating. I have had days where I’ve had the worst self esteem and then I watch one of your tutorials and the combination of great advice plus a fun and upbeat personality just helps me to totally snap out of it and before I know it I’m feeling so much better. I’m so glad that I found you (sounds strange-I mean that in the most normal way possible-lol!) you have helped me reinvent myself and have helped me so much to be my truest form of ME. So for that I thank you!!!

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