We Can All Be "That Girl"
Start writing a post
Health and Wellness

We Can All Be "That Girl"

Empower yourself to act like the incredible human that you are.

We Can All Be "That Girl"
Mayur Gala

Last Thursday, Kappa Kappa Gamma and I Am That Girl brought the IATG founder, Alexis Jones, to Chapman's campus to speak to students about female empowerment and redefining manhood as part of Kappa's fall philanthropy event, Fleurish. Alexis has spoken at the White House, Harvard, Stanford, and to multiple professional sports teams about empowerment, leadership, and activism, among other topics. She is also a KKG alumna, which made her visit to our campus all the more special for me.

During her talk, she spoke to how she came up with the name for her organization. She described how everyone had that "It girl" that they looked up to in their lives, the girl who had it all together, the girl who was nice to everyone even though she didn't have to be. She talked about how she always wanted to be that girl. And from there she found the name I Am That Girl.

Everything that Alexis said throughout her talk struck a chord with me, but when she talked about how we all had the power to be that girl, it lit a fire within me. We spend so much of our lives comparing ourselves to others around us and feeling that we will never be as good or as talented or as smart as that girl. Yet, if we were programmed to love ourselves a little more and believe in our abilities as much as we long for the abilities and talents of others, we each have the power to become that girl.

I'm a busy woman. I work thirty hours a week, I'm the Editor in Chief for my Odyssey community, I hold a leadership position in my sorority, I intern in the child life department of a local children's hospital, and I still find time to manage a decent social life and work on other creative projects that bring me joy. And that is so badass. Yet, day in and day out, I don't think I'm good enough or that I'm doing enough in comparison to others. That is such toxic thinking and I am so over it. I'm ready to be proud of everything I do and not reduce it to just being a busy person. I'm a badass because I love everything I do and I am proud of the person that I am. From here on out, that's the only thought I will keep in my brain.

This is not an easy time to grow up in. We are surrounded by negative, airbrushed, altered media that constantly makes us question our worth. We are all badasses. We are all incredible people. We can all be that girl.

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

I just recently got engaged and planning a wedding during a pandemic is actually kind of a nightmare.

A lot of venues are taken for 2021 because of corona brides and grooms who have had to reschedule their weddings and the same goes for other vendors and literally everything else.

Keep Reading... Show less

While promoting her most recent movie, "Work It," Sabrina Carpenter has divulged some of her favorite beauty products to interviewers.

Keep Reading... Show less

When I say we can't stop thinking about the relationship advice Miley Cyrus dropped on "Call Her Daddy" today, I mean it literally.

Her truth bombs hit me (and most who listened) like a wrecking ball and coupled with the release of her new song "Midnight Sky," we're going to need some time to process the greatness. In case you haven't listened yet (what are you waiting for?), here are 10 relationship tips Miley shared that we should all live by for the rest of time.

Keep Reading... Show less

Founders Of Color: Rec Room's Dre Taylor On What Blackness Can Look Like And Not Working For Free

"It mattered to me that when we were depicting racial diversity for Rec Room, we showed the broad spectrum of what Blackness can look like."

Rec Room

The world of sustainable fashion is inundated with marketing gimmicks, false advertising, and large corporations cutting corners — Rec Room is the pure antithesis of that.

Keep Reading... Show less

"New Girl" is one of the best sitcoms of all time. Honestly, it is so much fun to watch, so much fun to relate to, just all around a great show.

Not only is a great show, it has so many different great settings, obviously including the loft. If you live by Nick Miller quotes and desperately tried to learn how to play "True American," you need to buy these things because you are a true "New Girl" fan.

Keep Reading... Show less

You know those items you've been pinning to your Home board on Pinterest for [insert amount of time]? Well, it's officially the moment to turn that wishlist into a married life reality, and it's going to be SO fun.

But, before you get to shopping and adding things to your upgraded bridal wishlist (sorry, Pinterest, it was lovely while it lasted), you'll first want to decide where you want to open your registry (or registries, if you want options). Here are 17 of the best websites and stores to consider saying "I do" to for your wedding registry, to have and to hold for as long as people are buying you wedding gifts.

Keep Reading... Show less

If you've ever been in the dating game, or currently are, chances are you've had a date gone wrong. These are often times super embarrassing, but they are always funny to look back on.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 At-Home Therapy Tips You Need, No Matter What Your Therapy Routine Is

Whether you're in a Zoom session or live-chatting, make sure your home therapy space is good to go.

No matter what stigmas you held about therapy before this year, I'm sure 2020 has affirmed that we could ALL use a nice long therapy session. Between wildfires that took over an entire continent, a global health crisis, and what's sure to be one giant circus of an election in the United States, we need help and we need it now.

The fact of the matter is, therapy has been a helpful, valid resource long before the world decided to become one giant dumpster fire. Having a safe space to discuss what's going on in your life, worries you have, and struggles you're facing has become a very normal thing for individuals' mental health.

Keep Reading... Show less

Dunkin' just announced that they'll be releasing their fall menu earlier than ever — set to debut on August 19 — and that it'll include new menu options this season, including a new signature pumpkin spice latte. Let me just say, Starbucks has some fall-menu competition now.

Keep Reading... Show less

When it comes to wedding planning, each and every detail is customized to the style of the couple. From venue and decorations to food and beverages, nothing gets overlooked — whether your wedding is big, small, or virtual.

The same thing goes for invites, which are getting more and more beautiful every wedding season. If you're looking to customize your wedding invitations, the options are endless... you can add pictures if you wish, opt for fancy artwork, or keep it simple with just text).

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments