Illustration for article titled We Really Wish La Toya Jacksons Teen Advice Column Still Existed

The 70s had all the best stuff, and that's just because it had a La Toya Jackson advice column called "Tell it to Toy". This is some magical alternate universe shit, except it's happening within our own. We are truly blessed.


According to World of Wonder, La Toya penned the column for 16 Magazine when she was only sixteen years old. Kismet! Some of us were in diapers back then, so this is pretty impressive.

In one invaluable installation of "Tell It to Toy!" (a phrase that needs to become our new universal mantra), little teen Toy-Toy explains that to bust out of her own bashful ways, she'd let her "groovy jewelry" serve as an ice-breaker and go-to conversation topic! "I want to tell you, girl, that that's a clue to overcoming shyness." Genius-ness. She also alludes to her famous brothers as "jivers."


The best part is that La Toya tweeted the above image herself. Pretty wonderful.

In April, Ms. Jackson (cause I'm nasty) will debut her reality show Life with La Toya on OWN. Because of course. The series will follow the shenanigans of the American singer-songwriter, musician, author, television personality, actress, businesswoman, philanthropist, activist, and former model.

[Update: Thanks for the corrections, the article now reads 70s. Also, I know the Ms. Jackson quote is Janet, I just can't resist the urge to use it whenever I can!]

[World of Wonder]

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