Kat is Beautiful! Our PR and Social Media intern is passionate about acceptance and strong women

 

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!

Kat is our Public Relations and Social Media intern from Chapman University. She stands out for her bold opinions and the way she articulates herself. Poised, intelligent, a great conversationalist and with a good sense of humor, Kat has been a joy to have a part of Rewrite Beautiful. Learn what make Kat BEautiful in our interview below:

Irvina: In your opinion, what is the biggest need in the world right now?

Kat: Acceptance. Especially now, I think what the younger generations need the most is to learn acceptance, to believe in acceptance, and to act upon acceptance. People are diverse, and they differ in a number of ways, for they are different in mindset, different in surroundings, and different in backgrounds. Whether this comes to race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical appearance, religion, class or status, among others, these differences need to be accepted for what they are.

Irvina: Great answer! What do you think made you so passionate about this?

During my senior year of high school, I was a resident assistant to forty freshman girls. As I developed a friendship with each of them, I discovered what they loved, what they hated, what scared them or what made them laugh. In that year, I witnessed so many of my young girls feeling self-conscious, embarrassed, or hurt because of their differences, and it saddened me to know that these differences made them feel inadequate or unworthy. They should never feel that they are not good enough, or that these differences should ever hinder their existence. What they need is to feel accepted, to be accepted, and accept themselves, because these differences make them unique and beautiful in their own way.

Irvina: Well said Kat. Thank you. Who are your top 3 female heroines and why?

Kat:

1. My mother - My mother is my heroine because she is one of the most self-less, caring and loving, strong and resilient women I have ever known. She has worked in the financial industry for over 25 years now, and in those years, she has garnered countless clients and friendships, both professionally and personally.

2. Demi Lovato - Due to her strength and resilience. I took two girls that I was babysitting to a concert of hers in 2010. She was the same age as me, yet she was a superstar on stage. Little did I know that a few months later, reports surfaced that she was suffering from multiple eating disorders and depression. She left the tour to go on rehab, and thinking that was an end for her career, she came back with incredible strength, positivity, and resilience. She showed the world that even celebrities are real human beings, and her obstacles and her music are incredibly relatable to young girls everywhere. I cannot imagine what it is like to grow up in the spotlight, but to use that celebrity to give hope and strength to others, especially her fans, is truly inspirational.

3.  Ellen Degeneres – Not only is she hilarious and honest, she is a humanitarian who has given back relentlessly to the greater community. She, similar to Demi Lovato, has used her celebrity to bring awareness to social issues, to bring hope to difficult situations, and to bring selflessness to society. Her story and her journey are incredibly inspirational; after she came out as being gay, she stood up for what she believed in and what she loved. One of her most inspirational quotes that I aspire to live by is: "For me, the most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity, and not to give into peer pressure to try to be something that you're not. To live your life as an honest and compassionate person. To contribute in some way. So to conclude my conclusion: follow your passion, stay true to yourself."

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