I Went To An All-Girl High School, And It's Actually The Best Thing I Could Have Asked For
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

I Went To An All-Girl High School, And It's Actually The Best Thing I Could Have Asked For

Going to an all-girl high school allowed me to be my true self.

1582
I Went To An All-Girl High School, And It's Actually The Best Thing I Could Have Asked For
Personal Photo

When I got to college, I realized going to an all-girl high school or an all-guy high school was not commonly heard of. People will give you a weird look and say something along the lines of “that must of really sucked."

However, I quickly defend my stance on going to an all girls high school because I wouldn’t have it any other way.

To begin, my first and favorite thing about going to an all-girl school was rolling out of bed and putting on a uniform.

The other girls and I were truly not presentable for any public encounters, and we knew that. We just knew we were in a judgment-free zone. At my school, wearing makeup would lead to an interrogation, because the best thing about going to an all girl school is being comfortable in your own skin at all times.

My friends who went to coed schools claimed they went to school looking like a “hobo” as well, but I beg to differ. With your crush sitting next to you in class, did you just roll out of bed wearing your pajamas without brushing your hair?

Next, another great thing about going to an all girl school was the empowering environment.

We were encouraged every day to succeed and work hard. There are fewer distractions in an all-girl school, in my own personal experience. Coed schools can bring drama with boys in the mix.

A lot of girls at my school were from all sorts of neighborhoods. Everyone at school could talk to anyone no matter who they were. No boy drama, not only because there were no boys in the school, but since most of us lived in various towns, we did not need to worry about competing for anyone’s attention.

We all truly had a common theme, and that was to uplift each other and prepare ourselves individually for college. I can truly say that I needed to mature as a woman in the high school environment that I did. When being a teenager in high school, it’s sometimes hard to accept yourself. You're lacking confidence and you're not completely sure of yourself.

I can honestly say that going to an all-girl high school not only prepared me educationally, but it prepared me mentally.

I know who I am and my full worth. If I went to a coed school, I think my experience would have been harder. The distractions of a coed school would have led me to not focus on my studies enough, but more importantly not focus on myself as much.

In college, I have gone out of my shell, taken risks, and stood up for myself many times. I owe it to the privilege of going to an all-girl school, without it, I don’t think I'd be who I am today.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Lum3n

Women are known to lug around heavy purses with unnecessary items inside. How many of these useful items do you keep in your own bag? We need to be prepared with a list of things to have with us whenever we leave the house again.

Keep Reading... Show less
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/dec/13/harry-styles-fine-line-review-columbia

I personally love using song lyrics as my Instagram captions, especially from songs that I love or that mean a lot to me, and I happen to love Harry Styles and all of his songs! So I made a list of lyrics from each of his songs that you could use in your next Instagram caption.

Keep Reading... Show less

Everyone's been here. And, truthfully, it sucks. But in order to move on and get past something you need to allow yourself to feel it for what it is--all of the heartbreak and pain--and then you can start to take steps move on.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

11 Christmas Movies You'll Remember If You Were A 2000s Kid

Because I'm still reminiscing about simpler times.

10281

The Christmas season is coming to an end, but it's not too late to get some last-minute movies in! Unfortunately, this year didn't look like a typical Christmas. While we can't have any big Christmas parties or family gatherings, we can still celebrate at home! Christmas is the best time for nostalgia, and we could all use some warm and fuzzy feelings as we wrap up a tough year and enter a new one that hasn't been proven any calmer, either.

As a kid who grew up in the 2000s, I can think of some of my favorite staple Christmas movies. If you're looking for recommendations or just a walk down memory lane, check out the list below.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

9 Reasons 'The Wilds' Should Be Your Next Binge Watch

The Wilds is the Best New Show on Amazon Prime

7065
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/amazon-s-wilds-much-more-just-gender-swapped-lord-flies-ncna1250078

As we enter the new year, you might be looking for a great show to kick-off 2021. Look no further, I have the perfect recommendation. "The Wilds" was released on Amazon Prime last month and has been gaining traction steadily since then. This series of 10 one-hour episodes tells the stories of eight girls who find themselves on a deserted island after their plane crashed while they are on their way to a resort. Unlike other survival shows, there's a bit more to the story than what first meets the eye. This show is unique in characters, storytelling methods, and plot.

If you aren't convinced yet, allow me to provide you with a list of further persuasion.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

5 Therapeutic Ways To Be Adventurous During The Pandemic

Add some music to reduce the COVID-anxiety a bit and perceive your surroundings as the elaborate setting of a land far, far away from home

897

Even if we are not traveling abroad at the moment, we can still travel locally while maintaining social distancing and preventative guidelines. Sometimes, the little things in life seem the most fascinating and joyous to us compared to the flamboyant luxuries that we perhaps have a wishful desire for.

So, as a potential remedy for our travel necessity, I have listed 5 alternative ways in which you can relish your traveling desires during this pandemic.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

10 Things TikTok Made Me Buy, And Now My Life Is So Much Better

Where would I be without my Revlon hair dryer or CeraVe skin products?! Thanks, TikTok.

4865
CeraVe/Instagram

TikTok is a great way to see what products are trending. People are sharing tips and tricks about items that they use to make their life happier, healthier, or just easier.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments