My experience and relationships with girls in high school and college have been completely separate. Girls in high school were so catty, spiteful, manipulative, and self-interested. Being in a sorority and living in the house this year with 40 girls has shed some light on a whole other side of being a girl.

I live with girls who are so supportive and always there for each other, just because they know what it’s like to be a girl. As funny as it is, it’s really special to walk in to the bathroom crying in the middle of the night and have a heart to heart with someone else who was just going to the bathroom, to know that you can walk your best friend home who’s hysterical after drunkenly finding out her boyfriend cheated on her and two other girls will rush to her side and stay there until she falls asleep, to know that when everyone knows you’ve had a rough week they’ll bring you your favorite candy or buy you a cute shirt.

So many girls put so much effort in to relationships with boys, but having healthy and strong relationships with girls can be just as rewarding, especially because those are the ones that come in handy when the relationships with boys fail. Girls don’t spend time putting down boys and trying to make them feel bad about themselves, so why should we do that to each other?

Girls get each other. There is no one else like us, so we need to support each other. We need to encourage each other. We belong to each other and represent each other. We should want each other to be the best we can be, so that women everywhere will be the best they can be and ultimately women will just be really awesome.


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