Baby Boy, You Should Wait Awhile (Paperback)
In a world where teenage boys are relentlessly pressured into sex by their peers and mass media, Robbins' book is more than timely. She outlines the benefits of waiting to have sex in an educational, yet entertaining, way to young readers, particularly those ages 12-19. "Baby Boy, You Should Wait Awhile" is available on Amazon.com, Createspace.com and Robbins' website (http: //destinyrobbins.com/). The book aims to educate young males about the importance of being careful, thoughtful and intentional about sex. It is written from the perspective of a young woman who, despite being a single mother of two, earned a graduate degree in social work from University of Southern California. The tone of her writing reflects that of an older sister speaking to a younger sibling in a non-condescending manner. The book urges its readers to thoroughly think through their decisions. "I try to use my own personal experiences to ensure that the book is down-to-earth and relatable," Robbins said. The book provides insight and tips on: -Navigating a society saturated with sex and avoiding STDs -Combating peer pressure to have sex -Escaping unhealthy relationships, including domestic violence among teens -Persevering and pursuing your dreams.
About the Author
Destiny Robbins is a spoken word artist, author, and speaker. Much of her work has involved teaching and advocating for adolescents, single parents, families, couples, and other underserved populations. Academic Background: Destiny obtained her master's degree in Social Work, with a concentration in Children and Families, from the University of Southern California where she graduated with high honors (while parenting two children as a single parent). She obtained her bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of the Pacific, where she graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She has achieved several academic honors, including Women of Distinction, University and Colleges Who's Who and the Faith Davies Outstanding Student Leader Award. Prior to attending the colleges mentioned above, she attended Cosumnes River College while pregnant with her first child, and graduated in two years with two Associate's Degrees and Highest Honors. Artistic Background: Destiny has been making great waves in the Sacramento community for her uplifting pieces and performances with local musicians. She recently won a local slam competition and is nominated for Spoken Word Artist of the Year through The Northern California Entertainers Music Awards Show. Destiny has a poem in rotation, has PSA voiceovers and makes regular appearances on Sacramento's #1 Community Radio Station 97.5 KDEE FM as a reoccurring guest co-host on the hit show Family Matters and has made appearances on the Lady Charmaine Live show. Destiny recently performed at the California State Fair, was the keynote speaker for the National Coalition of a 100 Black Women's Teen Summit, made her Harlow's debut, and is a reoccurring spoken word artist on Jammin on the Delta King. Destiny the Author: Earlier this year, Destiny released her first book "Baby You Should Wait Awhile". She shares some of her personal stories and poetry to encourage young women to be careful and intentional regarding relationships and sex. She is also proud to announce the new release of her book for boys, "Baby Boy, You Should Wait Awhile" This marks the second book of her series. She has a passion for uplifting and motivating the black community as well as the community at large. You can learn more about Destiny or book Destiny for your next engagement by visiting her website at http: //destinyrobbins.com/