Are the trends that teenage girls set for us decade after decade the proverbial lipstick wearing canary flying out of the cave?

Thick milk shakes in ice cream parlors, juke boxes, Bobby socks, wool sweaters and quiet broad streets were just some of the markers of life as a teenage girl in the 1950s. article, photo via ECGADGET.COM

Everything seemed so simple, stable, optimistic and well……predictable.

Then gorgeous blonde Sue Lyon changed things in 1962. article, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer photo credit

With a screenplay penned by the author himself, Stanley Kubrick brings Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial tale of forbidden love entitled Lolita to the screen. article, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer photo credit

James Mason played a European professor who relocates to an American suburb, renting a room from lonely widow Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters). Humbert marries Charlotte, but only to nurture his obsession with her comely teenage daughter, Lolita (Sue Lyon). After Charlotte’s sudden death, Humbert has Lolita all to himself.

That was a teen story that the world had never seen before.

Then things really start to change if you look at today’s movies involving teens.

In Hick, a 15 year old plays Luli, a young girl who runs away from her alcoholic parents to hitchhike from her hometown of Nebraska towards the bright lights. article, phase 4 Films photo credit

Teen girls are doing so much more today from excelling as business entrepreneurs to entertaining the world as sports super stars.

Maddison Miles is one gorgeous canary who not only flew out of the cave but continues to soar around the ring. article, maddison miles photo credit

So at first glance, to hear that the beautiful young Indie wrestler Maddison Miles is only 17 and has been wrestling since she was 15 when she went on tour, in regards to the ever changing life of a teen, being a professional female wrestler is not a stretch.

That’s what can catch you off guard about Maddison.

When you first start watching her videos, she looks like many gorgeous blonde Indie wrestlers with butter in all of the right places.

Then you read a little bit about her and find out that she was only 16 to 17 in the videos and you go, oops.

The teen queen is a sure crowd pleaser. Her entrance to the ring is full on energy complete with high fives, vibrant smiles and happy kids absolutely in love with her.

Here is one of her first matches.

Published on Feb 28, 2016

 “Maddison Miles (16 Year Old Girl) vs Miss Gia – UCW February 27th 2016”

She’s a fan favorite but that could change. Villains can be fun too. Loves to wear dark blue. article, maddison miles photo credit

She was trained by Wildman Gary Williams and had her first matches in the fall of 2015 and likes working with people who know what they are doing.

Very smart.

 “I am happy that the young girls have a lot more choices these days and an opportunity to feel better about themselves”…. Mia Hamm

Her wrestling is creative and competitive and full on even though she admits she doesn’t like the pain, especially head kicks or slaps.

Who does?

Maddison is adept at doing the unusual like touring with Lady Pro Kaitlyn Diemond and receiving raves about how well that she, at the tender age of 15, handled it so well. article, maddison miles photo credit

She wins some and loses some but she is definitely not a jobber.

Her love of wrestling started a little earlier. Instead of watching the majors like WWE she loved watching the local wrestlers in Canada.

She admits to being an over thinker but she seems to have thought out her wrestling career to perfection complete with strong community support.

What highly motivates her is the behavior of others and raising the bar on her own, especially at the gym. Most people are there because they want to work out.

Maddison is there because she has to.

Her hometown is Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Let’s visit. article, By Sharingknowledge Own work CC BY-SA 3.0 wikimedia

Dartmouth is a community in the Halifax Regional Municipality of Nova Scotia, Canada.

The city is located on the eastern shore of Halifax Harbour. It has been nicknamed the City of Lakes, after the large number of lakes located within its boundaries. article, By James Somers Own work, Public Domain wikimedia

Dartmouth is linked to Halifax by the oldest continuously operating salt water ferry service in North America with the first crossing having taken place in 1752. Early ferries were powered by horses, which were replaced with steam engines in 1830.

We’re hungry. Let’s eat.

Three guesses for the restaurant name. You’re taking too long.

It’s the Wooden Monkey. article, photo credit via Tuja Wellness

At they welcome, “By using locally grown organic produce we not only ensure the quality of the food we serve is so far as this is possible, but we provide material support for the local farmers who share our commitments to human health and the environment.

When you buy Gift Certificates from The Wooden Monkey, you’re not just sending someone to a great health conscious restaurant, but supporting the local community of producers who supply the great food we use to create your dining experience.”

The widely respected site provides us with two reviews. article, photo credit via

“I had a great lunch here one day. Great beet salad and fish and chips. It’s very cozy inside. Service was great. Seems like the service at all Halifax spots is great and helpful. I loved it.”

“While wandering thru downtown Halifax we came across The Wooden Monkey. Am I ever glad we did! The lentil burger was amazing and my teenage daughter was very happy with her pizza. We now understand why this place has gotten so many awards. The wait staff was helpful and prompt without being intrusive. I’ll definitely be back the next time.”

As usual the exceptional travel site Lonely Planet expands our horizons beyond Dartmouth and into Nova Scotia. “If Nova Scotia were a film, its protagonists would be rugged yet kind-hearted, burnt by the wind and at one with the sea. It would be shot against a backdrop of rolling green fields and high sea-cliffs; its soundtrack would feature fiddles, drums and evocative piano scores; and its plot would be a spirited romp around themes of history, community and family.

Nova Scotia is the real deal. Its wild and wonderfully varied landscape is home to a diverse population of resourceful, hospitable folk, who love to sing and dance but who’d happily break you at dodgeball in a second.

Short-lived summers are a sheer delight, as the locals emerge from the cold to celebrate life: accommodations fill fast and prices hike. As difficult as the late spring and peak fall conditions are becoming to predict, these times afford spectacular scenery and a milder climate, while long, white winters are harsh but beautiful affairs.”

Sounds very special.

“I would so much like young people to have a sense of the gift that they are. Not many of them feel like that.”… John Denver 

I think we can all agree that the wunderkind Maddison Miles is very special. article, maddison miles photo credit

Special places create special people.

Her wrestling match resume is incredibly extensive.

The good news for us is that at such a very young age, the best is yet to come.

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OPENING PHOTO CREDIT Maddison Miles Twitter