When you think of teenagers, especially teenage girls, you would think that they are focused on hair, nails and of course fashion! Well, I was introduced to Ms. Allisen Carter, an 18 year old young lady who is into “More Than Fashion”, she is a published author! She began writing about her experiences as soon as she started High School, and she’s written a self-help book for other teenage girls. I was so impressed with her, that I wanted to chat and share her story with you guys. I know it isn’t about fashion, but I am very impressed with her, and know you will be too.
MM: Allisen, you are 18, and already a published author! WOW! I am impressed! What made you decide to write a book?
AC: Well, when I wrote my book, “Through the Eyes of a Fifteen Year Old” I was just beginning high school. I started interacting with males more, so I eventually wanted to start dating. My step dad would warn my sisters and I about how crazy and difficult things can get when dating someone; and as a teenager I didn’t listen to him. I still dated and got my heart broken. So, he (my step dad) came up with the idea to document my experience of getting my broken heart. I wrote about how different guys played games, and I also documented other family member’s personal experiences with dating. I felt like it was a good idea, because my book is a resource that girls can use to be aware of what comes with growing up and trying to find love.
MM: That is awesome! I wish I would have had this book when I was in High School! What do you think young girls will learn, or what would you like them to learn from your book?
AC: I look at my book as a guide for females, as a whole, to know what they may be facing or what to expect when dealing with the opposite sex. I’m trying to help teenage girls through the growth process. I’m the oldest of four girls, and I’m one of the many people my sisters look up to. I hope that people who read my book will consider it to be a warning to be cautious when dating.
MM: You are already a published author, what are you looking forward to accomplishing from here?
AC: I graduated Salutatorian of my high school, and I am currently in college pursuing a degree as a Registered Nurse. I am working on another book about dating, and I am collecting stories. The sky is the limit for me!
It was very informative talking with Allisen, and I can’t wait for each of you to read her book. “From The Eyes of a Fifteen Year Old” can be purchased on Amazon. Make sure you support Allisen, and tell her Fashionably Mimi told you all about her!
Fun Facts About Allisen
I have braces. I love elephants. My favorite food is chicken and hot sauce.
I am self-driven and motivated.
Favorite Song: “See Me” by Party Next Door and Drake
Allisen’s Motto: Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Favorite Fashion Items: Tribal print pants!