What is the purpose of this website?
The purpose of this website is to bring girls together to show them they can do anything! I want this blog to encourage girls to be whoever they want to be, to demonstrate ways they can make themselves look even more beautiful. A girl's self image is very important, and how they see themselves is sometimes not the best. The media tells girls how they should look, dress, act, who to date, etc. I want girls to know they are perfect just the way they are and that they don't need to change for anyone but themselves. My whole life I have had to deal with weight issues, and in return it has caused bullying which made me not have much self confidence. I lost my confidence, my self respect, and I saw myself in a very negative way. So many people in my life told me I was fat and ugly. So many guys had told me I was worthless and ugly that I started to believe them; being a 16 year old girl, a guy's opinion was everything to me. I soon learned that they were just stupid guys that had no respect for women and most of them had no respect for themselves. I decided my weight was something I wanted to change for myself, not for my friends, family, or boyfriends. I had to create the change I wanted to see. I began to make a change, I started working out as much as possible and eating right, and within a few months I lost around 30 lbs. I was so proud of myself and so was everyone else; I suddenly started gaining back my self confidence and my self respect. People around me were so supportive of me and my accomplishments. Girl Scouts provided me with the opportunity to speak in front of the Alabama Heath and Wellness Committee and tell them all my struggles. One thing lead to another and I wrote and article for a local Girl Scout newsletter and the Birmingham News. I was so proud of what I had accomplished, so I decided I wanted my Girl Scout Gold Award project to be about self image and helping girls of all ages, shape, color, or size know they are not alone in this sometimes cruel world. So here I am making this blog to help girls know they are worth something in the world. I will give my own opinions along with those of other girls that have been by my side through all of this. Also, the blog will be open to any girl who wants to express themselves. I plan for this site to be a safe place for girls to tell how they feel, and for them all to help each other. I hope to make this site lasts for years and years.