A little more vulnerable post, as I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what it means to be strong + about just how big chaarg’s mission has been + how it is still something we’re working on. I still find myself in the gym as one of the only girls in the weight room + I still get stares. I still look over at the treadmills + they’re filled. I wonder if any of them are afraid to try something new or afraid to stand out or to be looked at.
Being in chaarg I know I’m fighting to change this. But it’s not easy for anyone.
Last week I visited this exhibit at the Corcoran on sexual assault. I’m a survivor. I fight every day to be strong to overcome mental illness like ptsd + so many fears + that’s never an easy fight. Chaarg however has saved me from my fears of standing out, when for the longest time I wanted to hide.
I am really proud of my chapter + the things that were doing to help women change their image as weak + as objects rather than beings that take up space + fight. I’ve been really in my thoughts as I’m applying for so many things + really thinking about my journey. I’m really thankful for chaarg, + I hope that the legacy + the fight to change the stigma can continue. No one deserves to feel scared or worried, everyone deserves to be healthy, strong, important, ++ to take up space. #gwuchaarg #inchaarg #chaargexec