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Girl’s Night

By Kaylee Schuermann

Top row from top to right: Aynabat Durdiyeva, Maria Corbi, Tcha-Tcha Di Piazza, Ying Tzarm Bottom: Diana Humble

On March 28, about 25 female Waldorf students gathered in the small pit to enjoy a speaker and movie, along with small snacks and smoothies for the Girl’s Night.

That evening students attending the event signed in, voted on a movie and grabbed snacks and a smoothie before settling in for the speaker.

Before Heather Yeoman, the speaker, began her presentation about female body images.

She discussed many things, including why women have poor self-esteem due to the media and cosmetics. Her purpose of the presentation was to inform her audience how to fix these self-esteem problems and teach them how to love themselves.

After this presentation, they watched the movie that was voted on, The Devil Wears Prada, and passed around the pieces of paper Yeoman gave them at the beginning of the night.

On each paper, the girls wrote their names and passed around the class. Everyone had to write a compliment about the person who’s name was on the paper. Compliments could be about anything but physical appearance.

“At the end of the night, you took home a card that was full of compliments from everyone else in that room that night that had nothing to do with physical attributes to show that we are so much more than our bodies or our looks,” Yeoman said.

Tcha-Tcha Di Piazza and Maria Corbi, students of Waldorf, both enjoyed the event and believed the university should hold more events like these.

Piazza loved the compliment activity, saying, “It’s nice to have something that is not related to physical appearance.”

She explained how easy it is to compliment someone on their appearance, so it was good to have to find something deeper to compliment on.

“First you read what the people wrote to you and it makes you feel good about yourself,” Corbi said. “To write other positive things about people made me happy.”

“If I could change anything, I would have brought in a magic wand so that every woman walked out of there with no more self doubt for the rest of their lives,” Yeoman said.