I’ve heard lots of people say that all it takes is changing one persons way of thinking to start a revolution and didn’t fully understand that until today. Today, I had an incoming freshman approach me on campus. She saw the bag I happened to be carrying to work today had Greek letters on it. She was a sweet girl with lots of ambition for success and has lots of questions about college. I’m a Louisiana girl if you don’t want a sarcastic answer Don’t ask a stupid question. The conversation was going great and her last question to me was, “do you mind if I ask you something personal?”
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And of course me being my sarcastic self said “umm I mean now it’ll be awkward if I tell you no” well she laughed that off and genuinely and it the kindest most sincere way possible asked me, “Is it possible to be accepted into a sorority if you don’t fit into like a size 2 or 4?” I paused for a moment to gather my thoughts. I’m usually not one to be speechless but today for about 10 seconds I had no words. Finally, to ease the tension (poor girl look terrified) I smiled from ear to ear and said “I’ll answer your question only if you promise me one thing” she then said, “yes ma’am?” I said “you have to promise me in about 2 or 3 years you’ll run for president of whatever sorority is lucky enough to call you their sister”.
She smiled and looked down at the ground and when she looked back up at me she had tears in her eyes and said “deal”. I’m sharing this story to hopefully inspire other woman that empowering each other rather than shaming one another is vital in life. Not only those in my own sorority but those that wear different letters than me as well. A Louisiana girl if you don’t want a sarcastic answer. When I started my crossfit journey my main supporters were the sorority women I was surrounded by the summer I was a gamma chi. These women never let me give up. So I want to thank Greek life for not only accepting me at my worst but helping me build myself into a strong, independent, healthy, successful and empowered woman.