“How many of you have ever felt personally victimized by Regina George?” Mean Girls is probably the most quoted movie of this generation, but teens are taking more than quotes from the film. It seems that every time I turn around I hear girls trash talk other girls behind their backs. This is unacceptable! We’re supposed to be united as females. Life is not a competition. If girls were more focused on gaining friends everywhere they went instead of competing, college would be a better experience for all of us. What is the goal of competition: a prize? What prize is to be won by staring down other girls in the room? I guarantee Bob Barker is not going to jump out and announce you’ve won a new car just because you have nicer shoes on.
Instead of focusing on being better than the other girls in the room, we can focus on being the best possible versions of ourselves. Being inspired is a key factor in being fierce. I crafted an inspiration board from cutouts of magazines. All you have to do is cut out pictures from your favorite magazine, place them on poster board, and hang them on your wall. Voila! Also, since most of us are dorm room divas, placing the cutouts onto poster board makes them easier to transport!
Ladies, let’s all agree to focus on being fierce and appreciating one another’s fierceness. Make it work!