Through my work at Agnes Scott with the Wellness Center and my participation in the Health Education and Resource Organization (HERO), I have continuously learned and become an advocate for healthy relationships and healthy mental, emotional, and physical well-being with others and with oneself.
With the Wellness Center, I was introduced to the One Love campaign that was set up in honor of Yeardley Love who was a victim of physical violence and killed by her ex-boyfriend. The foundation was created by her mother and sister who want to educate young people by having a conversation and learning the signs of an unhealthy relationship and what steps to take if in that situation. I soon became trained by a campus counselor in order to be able to present it to other students and student organizations on campus.
In HERO our goal is to focus and teach on the emotional, mental, and physical well being of students. These range from ways to destress to how to give yourself your own breast exam. We believe in breaking the taboos around conversations about the body, sex, and anything else that has been previously hushed on as an “inappropriate” or “unlady-like” topic to talk about in order for an individual to reach their best health.