The night started with over twenty girls coming together. Dropping judgments, labels, preconceieved notions, and just loving and accepting each other as we are.
Most of the girls didn't even know each other before the event. How incredible is that? There was sharing, uniting, bonding, and empowering between girls that had just met each other.
Sunday night made me realize that we are not alone. And so often when we are going through something, the last thing we feel is community, but in reality we are all in the midst of facing our own trials, questions, and hardships. You can be going through something that feels so singular and so personal, but I can promise you, there are others like you, looking around for a shred of hope.
And that's what the event was: hope for our future, hope for us. Hope that cycles of abuse, labels, judgements would all be stopped. Hope that we would stop being judged for things that fade and instead loved for things that make us unique, beautiful, and strong individuals. We are women, we are the future. It is our job to fight for what we believe in, support and love each other, and always remember we are more than enough.
I cried after girls shared part of their stories, their hearts. And it really was because I felt this immense relief that we are all just striving to be more us than we have ever been. Authentic, genuine, true blue. We all lie down at night with similar worries and questions. As women we hate on our bodies, our skin, our hair, our nails, everything. And we often think we are the only ones, or we feel to shameful to admit that we all do it. But on Sunday night, I felt like girls came as they are. We admitted to sometimes not being so nice to ourselves. We shared that we wanted to be different. And it was all so special.
Here are some photos and video clips from the evening. I feel so grateful to have meet all the beautiful ladies that attended. You made the evening unforgettable.