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Check out the new issue of Girls' Life starring Yara Shahidi!

Our October/November issue starts hitting mailboxes and newsstands on September 18! Here's a peek at what you'll find inside...

EXCLUSIVE! Mega inspiration alert: In our cover story, black-ish babe and soon-to-be star of her very own show, grown-ish, Yara Shahidi, sat down to talk about becoming a leader of her generation, the importance of education (she's attending Harvard University next year!) and why it's cool to be kind. This magical maven is even sharing the five mantras that keep her in check—and will help you find your own sense of self.

Paris, Je T'aime
From Tuileries to the Eiffel Tower, we've mapped out the OOTD so you can *officially* dress like a French girl while you tour the sparkling city—or, you know, sit in French class.

Going gothic
Soz, pastels, but there's no place for you in fall's line up of all things black, gray, edgy and slightly spooky.

Nailed it
Disney Channel doll G Hannelius spills the polish on her legit mani biz—and the cutest ways to trick out your tips. (Tip #1? Match your nails to your LaCroix, duh.)

Fall into fab
Let's get trendy: best bang(s) for your buck, sweet scrunchies and tiaras (for real!). You just secured your spot on the best-tressed list. PLUS: peep the subtle shades that work with every skin tone and make the *ultimate* fall face.

How to make your fall amazing
You'll need: one country-pop superstar (Kelsea Ballerini is ready to win your heart), five fierce females ruling fall TV (Supergirl is still killin' it), three spooky and chilling reads (The Bone Witch will leave you speechless), four fall tours (LANY and Imagine Dragons are must-sees), three albums (Echosmith is finally back!) and one very hunky martial arts world champ (that's Freakish's Leo Howard).

QUIZ! Is your BGF crushing on you?
So, you've noticed that you two have more chemistry than your last lab project—but are you friends or something more? Strap on those goggles and test your hypothesis with our quiz.

"Boy, bye"
Here's your guide to peacing out on relationships that have done you wrong—without the inevitable awk. 

Tame thy teacher
Trying to train your dragon is tough. But your teacher? Even tougher. Please even the pickiest of profs in a cinch with this advice. 

Ditch your demons
No doubt: we've all got struggles—but do you know exactly what you're even battling against? We'll help you figure it out *and* banish those pesky mind monsters for good.

What kind of friend are you?
Everyone plays a different role in their group of friends. Find out how you fit in.

You've got the right!
Know when you're totally justified to speak out, stand up and #resist—for yourself *and* for others. There's never been a more important time to know.

Is your period normal?
Spoiler alert: every period is exactly the same...in that they're all completely different. From cramping to clumping, experts explain *all* your issues.

It gets better
Teen suicide and self-harm in girls are on the rise—and awareness has ever been more crucial. Here's what you can do. (Need help now? Call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.)

Slay your sleepover
Summer might be over, but your slumber party game is about to be on point. Your next girls-night-in is going to be extra epic with our guide!

PLUS!
Update your already-boring back-to-school buys and rule the halls once again. GL's beauty editor, Kelsey Haywood, gets real about nail biting. Read our foolproof plan for getting on *that* guy's radar this fall. How to get your om on and uncover your inner yoga guru—and more!

The free stuff you *know* you want...

Fab fall finds
Step up your game and complete your BTS look with these chic, cinchy essentials from NFL, Duck Tape and La Girl. Go HERE to snag all the swag!

Teen Read Week
This is not a drill: We're giving away a new book every. single. day this October. That's right, babes, TRW is back! Click HERE to win every amazing page-turner.

Website mentions in October/November 2017:

*Don't see your link? Hang tight and check back in next week!

Page 72: You can't defend yourself properly if you don't know your rights. Read up on your state's laws right HERE.

Page 76: Peep our fave YouTube yogis and the ins and outs of Ashtanga right HERE.

Page 80: Punching up your party just got *way* easier. Find out how HERE.

A quick note from the editors...

Tell us what you *really* think about Girls' Life...and you could win big! 

We want to know all your thoughts on the mag—from what stories you obsess over to what stuff  you can't stand. CLICK HERE to take our reader survey and you'll automatically be entered to win a shopping spree! 

You asked...and we listened!

GL girls have spoken—and you want to see yourself (and more real girls, like you!) in the magazine. Well, we listened—and we've come up with tons of tiny ways that Y-O-U can appear on our next set of pages. Feel free to be creative, too—we want to see how you're living the life of a true GL girl, so share your pictures and thoughts on all things GL by tagging #GLgirl and @girlslifemag on Instagram or Twitter. Not on social media? Just post your thoughts and photos right here in the comments!

Photo credit: David O'Donohue, Instagram/VersusVersace, Instagram/MakeMeOfficial, Instagram/TheGabbieShow, Pinterest

by GL | 9/8/2017
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