Beautiful Girl of the Week: Morgan Goldstein!

Beautiful Girl of the Week is a series of Beautiful Girls who are stand outs for what they contribute to the world through their beautiful actions!  We feature the Beautiful Girl of the Week on the Rewrite Beautiful blog as an attempt to inspire other girls and women to use their own gifts and talents to impact their communities. Our hope is that bringing positive attention to women’s actions will inspire them to embrace their own creative calling!

Every time I see Morgan’s name pop-up in my calendar I know I’m going to laugh and learn something new today. Morgan is quirky, interesting and one of the smartest women I know. Rewrite Beautiful calls her a Beautiful Actionista and I am blessed to call her a friend who randomly brings me fresh baked cookies #score! I am constantly inspired by Morgan and know you will be too…

Irvina: What is a rad woman like you studying at University of California, Irvine?

Morgan:  I’m studying Psychology and Social Behaviors. It’s a degree in social psychology which is all about looking at a person’s behavior and trying to figure out what environmental and situational factors are affecting that person and making them act in a particular way. So much of what we do isn’t determined by our personalities, but by our surroundings. 

Irvina: That’s freaking fascinating! What kind of career will you be pursuing after you graduate?

Morgan: I want to go into image consulting for a Public Relations firm. I’d be looking at the decisions of the firm and assessing how the public would react to each one.

Irvina: I think you’d be rad at that and add such a positive influence to the world's media. Speaking of positive, brag a little bit about the awesomeness you have done as a Beautiful Actionista at University of California, Irvine!

Morgan: I put on a Rewrite Beautiful Street Art Workshop for my UCI sorority sisters of Delta, Delta, Delta teaching that being beautiful has nothing to do with looks, but everything to do with actions. Rewrite Beautiful’s message really hits home with women in the college Greek system because of the demand to look your best surrounds us every day. I love that I get to help my sorority sisters realize that they are beautiful because of who they are, not because of their size or looks

Irvina: You helped coordinate one of our best workshops yet! What good did you see come from the program?

Morgan: I found that my sorority sisters were happier after they attended the workshop. They told me they felt less self-conscious about themselves. Lots of girls compare themselves to each other, and it creates this vicious cycle that feeds on negative self-image. Rewrite Beautiful is working to put an end to this constant negativity, and I think we’re doing a pretty great job!

Irvina: Yeah we are! So being a college student and a Beautiful Actionista can be a lot of work! What are three things you do to relax?

Morgan:

1. Running - I’m a very physical, visual person so my ultimate de-stressor is running outside. Slamming your feet into the earth and physically pushing yourself forward relieves stress like no other.

2. Talking to my sorority sisters – They are always there for me no matter what I need. I can mess around with them or vent about my problems, and they always have my back!

3. DIY - My boyfriend and I like doing DIY projects. It’s nice to know you’ve created something really interesting with your own hands.

Irvina: My niece Delaney is going to be a college freshman next year. What advice would you give to freshman?

Morgan: Say yes to everything! I’m not kidding. If the people in your dorm are going to go to the library, go with them. If your roommate wants to go sit in the park at 1am, go with her! I also, definitely recommend going through sorority recruitment. Even if you don’t end up joining one, it never hurts to spend a few days meeting hundreds of new people! You want to look back at college and have some fun memories, but first you have to have friends to make those memories with.

Irvina: I wish there was a Morgan on every college campus! Word on the street is you try to give two random strangers a day a compliment – so rad! How did you come up this?

Morgan: In today’s society, you rarely find a stranger going out of their way to be nice to you. I love surprising people with kindness. Every day, I give at least two random people a compliment. Think of how many times you walk past someone and think, “oh her hair looked really cool!” or, “that guy has awesome shoes.” So why not tell them? It’s a win-win situation because you made someone feel totally awesome by giving them an honest compliment, and you went out of your comfort zone to talk to a completely random person! It’s a great way to improve someone’s day and also get you to come out of your shell a little bit!

 

 

If you’re interested in becoming a Beautiful Actionista for Rewrite Beautiful like Morgan please email BeautifulAction@RewriteBeautiful.org for more information

 

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Claudia Castaneda's picture
You Are A Beautiful Strong Young Woman .. Wow !! You Inspire Me. I Just came from a convention where they spoke about personal development, being happy and building eachother stronger together .. with our families, friends, and coming out of our comfort zones. So many wonderful things were shared with us that it has definetly changed my life for sure, positively for the Best along with thousands of other who attended the conference. I thank you for your story. I would love to learn more about you and what your doing to help so many. Much Love & Respect !!
Morgan Goldstein's picture
Well thank you so much! That means a lot! I believe that none of us are done evolving so why do we consistently think that there's nothing about us that we should change? I live by a personal motto that you shouldn't necessarily be who you want to be, but who you want to become. Feel free to contact me at any time, you can find me on facebook just by searching my name!
Don Posey's picture
Morgan: Reading this reminds me how proud I am of you. You continually reveal new amazing facets of yourself. Granddad Don

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