Miss A&T presents #BeautyRush

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By Jazmine Devone

Word Editor

Miss A&T, Jasmine Boles, is on a mission to “empower the women of North Carolina A&T State University on October 12th in the Haynes-Taylor YMCA multipurpose room from 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.”

Boles’ will have “beauty Expression give-a-ways, guest speakers, make-up and hair tutorials for the ladies.”

Boston College set out to track the personal development of students by polling them on a variety of issues in their freshmen year and then checking back in on them when they’re graduating. The study revealed something depressing and frankly shocking: While the young men gained self-confidence over their four years in college, the young women actually had lower self-esteem when they graduated college than when they started it. Even though they had higher grades than men, on average. What’s going on?

According to the Daily Beast, in an article for the student newspaper called The Heights, “hook-up culture” was unsurprisingly identified as the culprit.

Although “hooking-up” is popular in today’s society, it is very common in college.

Why is that and how does it affect a woman’s self-esteem?

In regards to young men and women in relationships, former Mister A&T, Jamal Averrett, offered some insight: “I just feel like it’s because no one has ever proved to them or showed them other-wise. Girls already come into a relationship with their guard up because of what a past partner has done to them so when something happens, it just shows them that they were right and it puts them back at square one…”

But, what does this have to do with the consciousness of a female’s self-esteem?

For some ladies, it’s everything.

“Once you let your guard down with a guy and he cheats on you, you automatically ask yourself questions like “What’s wrong with me? What did I do wrong? What does she have that I don’t? Why am I not enough?” said Imani Brown, North Carolina A&T State University student.

It is safe to say the actions of others may indirectly affect a woman’s self-esteem, and that is why Boles created this mission.

“Social media and body image are a few factors that play into women’s self-confidence today” said Boles.

These are issues that need to be addressed with the ladies of NC A&T.

Just recently a student took to Twitter for entertainment saying a female Aggie looked like rapper, Gucci Mane, because she did not want to converse back and forth with him. This action was very impolite and students did not receive it kindly.

Maturity plays a factor in the actions of males i.e. this ill-mannered behavior.

This is what #BeautyRush is for: To uplift the ladies of this illustrious institution and encourage them that “self-love is the best love.” Support Miss A&T’S movement today!

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