This week's member spotlight shines on Kelly Miau! Kelly was chosen to be recognized this week for being our most involved new member. She's helped out at our Bake Sale, contributed to our meeting discussion ideas, and closely follows our mission in her day to day endeavors!
Hometown: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Minor: Women and Gender Studies
What are you most excited about as you entire your first year of college?
"I'm excited about the culture here because I feel like I have the opportunity to be my true self. Also, I get the opportunity to try new things that I've always wanted to but never did in my hometown. I'm overall very excited to try new things and meet new people."
What are three things on your Freshman Year bucket-list that you hope to do or accomplish?
"I want to attend the Woman's March that takes place here in January. I went to the one that happened in Houston but I'm very excited to do that here. I also want to try as much food as I can. Finally, I'm in a club called Silk Club and they do a lot of design and poetry so I want to try to explore my creative side more by working on and improving my poetry."
What influenced you to join and stay in GirlAdvocates!?
"I just love the message of the organization: I love women, I love women empowerment, and I don't think that our society places enough emphasis on the possibilities and things girls and women can accomplish. I've always been a big believer in encouraging women to reach their full potential and hopefully, as a society, we'll eventually get to a place where we're all treated the same. I've continued to go to meetings and stay involved because it's a small community that's very personal and it's very fun to have discussions within our meetings so that we can hear other people's viewpoints."
Why do you think other people should join GirlAdvocates!?
"I feel like there are a lot of people who don't pay attention to politics and other stuff that matters. I think people should join the organization or follow the message because women represent half of the population and aren't treated equally. I think people need to know that we need to be supporting women and creating an environment where everyone is equal no matter gender, color, race, or who we are. And finally, I think people should join because it's a really nice and small community to be in."