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Dr. Carla on TV

Dr. Carla Stokes is recognized as a leading authority and trailblazer in the fields of women’s and girls’ health and empowerment; adolescent/teen health and sexuality; girlhood; violence against women and girls; social media and the impact of media, popular culture and technology on girls’ health, identity and body image.  Dr. Carla’s activism and original research has been highlighted in academic books, studied at post-secondary institutions around the world, and featured in local and international media outlets and popular web sites.  She has also been interviewed as an expert on morning shows and television networks around the United States such as NBCCBS and Fox.

Dr. Carla Has Been Featured In

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Details for Booking Dr. Carla

To inquire about Dr. Carla’s availability for media and spokesperson opportunities, e-mail (fastest response) or call 877-772-2752, ext. 1 (this phone number is for press inquiries only)

Dr. Carla’s Availability

Dr. Carla on TV

  • Based in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Available for in-studio interviews, television bookings, expert commentary, and other media opportunities, as well as live and satellite media tours
  • Nationwide availability by arrangement
  • Last-minute appearances based on availability

Areas of Expertise

From health issues to teen behavior, Dr. Carla will bring a fresh and engaging perspective to your next segment. Topics she can cover include:

  • Young women’s and girls’ health and wellness issues
  • Teen health, behavior, sexuality and wellness
  • Youth, media literacy, and popular culture
  • Youth and social media/cyberbullying
  • Representations of women and girls in the media and the impact of sexualization on girls
  • Teen dating, friendships and relationships
  • Teen dating violence and street harassment
  • Healthy body image and self-esteem in women and girls
  • Educating parents and concerned adults about teen issues


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Featured Media Coverage

This Mom’s Photos Nail The Dangers of Body Shaming Ourselves In Front of Our Kids

What Happens When Girls Are Weight Shamed Early In Life

Bic Apologizes for Controversial Ad That Sparked Major Backlash
Yahoo! Parenting

An Idealist Reinvents Herself
University of Michigan School of Public Health Findings Magazine (Special Issue: What Does It Take to Change The World?)

Fun Ways to Bond With Your Teen
Woman’s Day, September 2014 (p. 97)

Decatur Daily - Protecting the Children - Front Page
Protecting the Children
Decatur Daily

Alabama Child Safety Conference on Tuesday (PDF)
Decatur Daily (feature story on Dr. Carla)

Hundreds Gather in Decatur to Discuss Child Safety
Huntsville News | ABC 31 WAAY-TV Huntsville

Child Safety Conference Draws Hundreds
Fox 54 Huntsville

Cheers: Dr. Carla Stokes Selected for Outstanding Atlanta
The Atlanta Voice
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Cheers: HOTGIRLS Awarded $8,000 Community Service Grant Award at National Association of University Women Annual Convention 
The Atlanta Voice
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Press Release

University Women to Convene at Hyatt 
The Atlanta Voice
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Lift Every Voice: Empower Your Daughter Right Now!
Real Health: The Black Wellness Magazine

The Ice Queen
Real Health: The Black Wellness Magazine

Special Report: State of Our Girls
Protecting Our Girls from Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Heart & Soul Magazine (pp. 61-64)
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The sex factor in black AIDS
The Loop

Obama as Role Model for Black Youth

Hit by HIV, black women reach in to cope, out to empower

Eve’s Circle’ holds girls’ conference in Montgomery (coverage of Dr. Carla’s keynote and workshop)
Montgomery Advertiser

Video: Girls Talk Over Issues in Eve’s Circle (coverage of Dr. Carla’s keynote and workshop)
Montgomery Advertiser

Hipper Hop

Lifting Up, Giving Back: Changing One Life at a Time
The Crisis
(pp. 30-33)

Dr. Stokes’ HOTGIRLS: Researcher Uses Hip Hop to Educate Young People
American Sexuality

H.O.T.G.I.R.L.S. Helping Our Teen Girls In Real Life Situations (PDF)
Sisterhood Agenda
magazine (p. 12) (Flash)

AIDS & Black Youth

Doin’ It for Themselves (PDF)
Real Health: The Black Wellness Magazine
(p. 40)

Success Stories: Rewriting Rap (PDF)
(p. 8 )

For Clues on Teenage Sex, Experts Look to Hip-Hop
New York Times

Rewriting Rap to Empower Teens
New York Times

‘Uncut’ is Cut from BET’s Lineup

Press Releases

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