BYOU Magazine

BYOU “Be Your Own You” Magazine is the only magazine for teen and tween girls  dedicated exclusively to building self-esteem!

A girl with healthy self-esteem is more likely to:bigstock-Close-up-of-girl-smiling-and-l-32327015

  • Do better in school
  • Follow her dreams and be successful
  • Make wiser decisions
  • Be more resilient to life’s challenges
  • Have healthier relationships
  • Not be a bully or a victim of a bully
  • Be kinder to herself and others
  • Resist peer pressure and negative influences (see below)
  • Stay true to herself
  • Worry less and be happy!

BYOU Magazine builds self-esteem in girls in FUN ways!  Plus it’s mom-approved! In every issue you’ll find:

  • Exclusive interviews with your favorite positive celebrity role models!
  • Empowering self-esteem tips to help you shine your inner beauty!
  • Advice about friendships, bullies, body image, cyber bullying, beauty, and life in girl-world!
  • Ways to empower yourself through awkward moments!
  • Features on girls making a difference in the world!
  • Inspirational stories, fiction, quotes, tips, and posters!
  • Lots of opportunities for REAL girls to be featured…including you!
  • Awesome free giveaways!
  • Crafts, recipes, projects, quizzes, contests, games, jokes, puzzles, and SO much more!

Looking to order BYOU Magazine? We are currently restructuring and BYOU Magazine will be available for purchase in December for holiday sales. Please send an email to to be contacted when ordering is available. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we make some positive changes!


Click on image to see our selections of gift announcement cards to download!

Click on image to see our selections of gift announcement cards to download!

Give the gift of self-esteem!



Negative media, unhealthy role models, unrealistic standards of beauty…it’s very challenging growing up as a girl today.

It’s even more challenging as a parent to find positive and empowering resources for our daughters.

Read these disturbing facts…

  • 7 in 10 girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way.
  • 81% of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being fat.
  • Three-fourths of girls with low self-esteem engage in negative activities, such as disordered eating, bullying, cutting, smoking or drinking. This compares to 25% of girls with high self-esteem.LowSelfEsteem
  • Every 7 minutes a child is bullied in school and over 42% of kids have been bullied while online.
  • About 20% of tweens/teens will experience depression before they reach adulthood.
  • Girls  that have a negative view of themselves are four times more likely to take part in activities with boys that they’ve ended up regretting later.
  • 57% of rock music videos portray women as a sex object, a victim, as unintelligent, or in a condescending way.
  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents and teenagers. Teen girls are more likely to attempt suicide.

***All of these issues are due to low self-esteem!***

Don’t risk your daughter’s self-esteem.

BYOU Magazine can help!

Empower your daughter YEAR AROUND with the only magazine for girls ages 8+ dedicated exclusively to building self-esteem in girls!

Girls love it, moms approve (read the reviews!)

Don’t miss a single issue of the premier self-esteem magazine for girls!

BYOU MAGAZINE IS NOW DIGITAL! Get all the fun & empowerment of BYOU Mag on your mobile devices! Just download your FREE BYOU Magazine app in the iTunes, Android, or Amazon store to get started!

Available on the App Store - BlackAvailable on the Android Market - BlackOR Available on Amazon - Black

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Please send an email to to be contacted when ordering is available.




Here’s another powerful self-esteem resource for girls!

The “Mom’s Choice” Award-Winning book Beauty’s Secret  by BYOU Magazine Founder/Publisher Debra Gano:
Beauty's Secret, A Girl's Discovery of Inner Beauty by Debra Gano

Beauty’s Secret, A Girl’s Discovery of Inner Beauty by Debra Gano

Please send an email to to be contacted when ordering is available.

BYOU Magazine is published by Heartlight Girls Publications, LLC.


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  32. Hi Khadija! Diversity is very important to us so you’ll find an ethnic variety of girls featured in BYOU Magazine. You can take a peek and try us for free for 2-months with our digital trial subscription! All you need to do is download our free app on itunes, android, or amazon and you’ll get 2-months for free to see how much you will love BYOU Magazine 🙂 We also encourage your daughter to apply to be in BYOU Magazine, we have lots of places we feature real girls. You can find out more at Thanks so much for your interest and for being such a proactive parent about your daughter’s self-esteem! The world needs more moms like you 🙂

  33. Hi Kate! Yes, we do have a free 2-month digital trial subscription! All you need to do is download our free app on itunes, android, or amazon and you’ll get 2-months for free to see how much you will love BYOU Magazine 🙂 If you have any additional questions, please email Thanks for your interest!

  34. Hi, we met at last years Women’s Conference in Southern California! Hope you are well! My oldest daughter will be 7 in March so thought it would be great for her to start reading! They attend Aspen Academy in Greenwood Village, CO where the only rule is to be KIND–sounds like your mag will be right up their alley!! In kindness with gratitude, Angela Fox

  35. I was wondering how diverse your magazine is. My daughter is biracial and would love for her to not only continue her positive self image but be able to identify with the girls that might be in your magazine. I have never read or seen your magazine, it sounds great, I’m just curious about the diversity before I order it. Thank you.

  36. Thanks for your interest, Ann! BYOU Magazine is ideally targeted to girls ages 8-14, but we encourage younger girls to also read its positive messaging to begin their empowerment early to help navigate the challenging tween/teen years. The content is very uplifting, encouraging, informational, wholesome, fun, and age-appropriate, a.k.a. there are no articles on dating, boys, drugs, makeup trends, etc. Our founder and publisher Debra Gano has a 12-year-old daughter herself and is very particular that our content is appropriate for girls in this vulnerable age group. We feel it would be ideal for your daughter; in fact, we accept applications to be in BYOU from girls ages 7-17. So get her a subscription and encourage her to submit!

  37. Thank you so much for your interest in BYOU Magazine, you’ll love it! Please allow up to 6 weeks to receive your first issue OK?

  38. How long does it take to get the first magazine, I signed up for a year subscription 3 weeks ago, but haven’t rec’d a copy yet?

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  43. Our dogs, who were puppies at the time, were featured in Feb/Mar on a fluke of being in right place at right time. Only I feel it was an appointment of divinity in our case. My 10 year old daughter loves the magazine contents. She is amazed at the accomplishments and it has inspired her. She has improved grades (Im tickled about that!) and wears her BYOU braclet proudly. Im not sure whether to order subscription or keep picking up a copy at our local Barnes and Noble so that we are showing local support in them ordering it. Still debating. The subscription sales are very tempting:-) Will pickup out of stock to keep up the sales locally for now, but may change to subscription later. Keep up the good work, I just love the mission behind this magazine. Thank you for the thrill of our little-ones moment of fame with Kat too, precious beyond words and what an amazing person she is. Thank you BYOU! your new fans – Dani-Lynn (mom) and Rikki-Lynn (10yr old daughter).

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  46. My Friend Ani Hesse was on the front cover of the August/September edition, she sent me a signed copy and wanted me to take a photo and send it into BYOU, I did and I was featured on the “Where Do You BYOU” Section of the December/January Edition.So I ordered that Magazine, I then entered a Pet Contest and got featured in the February/March Edition…

    I Love the magazine over-all VERY inspirational and motivational! Definately would recommend it!!! I Only Wish That it would be sold on shelves over here in England!!! <3

  47. My mom just ordered me the BYOU magazine. I only read one so far and I liked it. I entered the contest for me and my pet.

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