ABERDEEN – Girl Talk founder Niesha Gray wants to motivate young females and promote healthy living through the upcoming summit entitled “Protect Your Temple,” which draws influence from 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. The free event will be held June 29 from 2 until 5 p.m. at Lynell’s Catering, located at 108 W. Commerce St.

The Aberdeen native, now living in Atlanta, started her organization to teach young girls how to respond to a number of situations that may develop in life through school, personal relationships and work.

“With last year’s summit, we talked about social media and bullying, and others shared their success stories. We played games and got to know about their concerns,” Gray said. “This year, we’ll focus on health, food and drinks and diseases. We’ll have a food demonstration, we have a fitness trainer, and we’ll be talking about mental health. We’re bringing a more spiritual vibe this time.”

Guest speakers for the event also include influencer Alexus Gillespie, host/author Lisa Walker-Cook, pediatric nurse Christy Short, business owner Barbara Vasser and mentor/coach Trimecia Jones. There will also be a special performance by the “Bfly” Girls.

“I wanted to get people from Aberdeen who were successful and doing their own thing,” Gray said.

The Girl Talk summit is open to girls 10 and older and their parents. Gray said the parental involvement opens opportunities for more discussion at home about the topics addressed.

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