by Alyce Viens
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” “Life is your canvas, paint it.” These are just two of the empowered messages the Nichols campus received on Monday, November 2nd. Created by members of IWL’s student advisory panel, “Feel Good Flowers” was an event designed to empower the Nichols community. Empowering messages were attached to flowers and handed out all around campus during the day by members of the IWL Student Advisory Panel.
Tyler Hussey ’18, panel member and creator of the event, says: “Feel Good Flowers was a way to spread positivity, empowerment, and happiness within the Nichols community. We crafted this idea to lift the spirits of people. Being able to see faces light up with happiness and joy is so uplifting. Our community was happier and felt more empowered to be themselves.”
Feel Good Flowers was the beginning of Confidence Week. Monday afternoon, students came to watch “Miss Representation,” a documentary that examines how women are portrayed in the media and the implications it has on society.
On Wednesday, November 4th, the second of the student Lean In Circles was held where the theme was confidence. Members of the circle shared their experiences with confidence, discussed why confidence is an issue among women and learned strategies for communicating with confidence as they move forward in their lives.
We encourage all women to be confident in themselves, their ability, and to unlock their full potential! Mandy Hale, a New York Times best-selling author, said, “A confident woman, a woman who truly knows her worth and her power, is a force to be reckoned with.”