Testimonies

Real life stories from real life women struggling and overcoming.

 

Hope F.

Gamma Phi Beta at Kansas State University

Coming into college, I was very insecure. I thought that I had everything figured out, however, I was completely and utterly lost. I joined a sorority and became very involved, however, I still felt empty and alone. I was diagnosed with an eating disorder my freshman year of college and was hospitalized during that following summer. The road to recovery has been hard and long. It seems at times as though I am fighting this internal battle alone. When I heard Staci speak at a chapter program, I realized that there were other women who were struggling, just like me. I immediately felt a sense of compassion and support from my fellow sisters. I realized that I was not alone in this fight. There are women who love me dearly and can relate to me on a deeper level. Stand Up For Your Sister has greatly improved my time at Kansas State. I have found a group of women whom I can trust and rely on. I have found my support system. I have found my home. 


Kaitlyn

Delta Delta Delta at the university of kansas

Overall, I walked out of chapter with a whole new perspective on my sorority chapter after Stand Up For Your Sister came and joined us. Before chapter, I remember being so caught up in my head with my own thoughts. After standing up and being vulnerable, I found that my other sisters were in fact going through the same struggles as myself. We all tend to put our most positive self forward, and while that is nice, it is not realistic. In our own chapter, not one person stood alone on any topic. We all are going through something, but that does not mean we have to go through it alone. Again, I would love to thank this program for coming to my chapter and allowing me to change my perspective on certain topics. This experience will be something I will always remember.


Samantha w.

chi omega at Kansas State University

Stand Up For Your Sister has made a huge impact my life. As a freshman, I was going through a weird time trying to adjust to college when I was introduced to this program. I realized that every person has their own battle, and that I should not feel alone dealing with issues in my life. Stand up for your sister brought me closer to the women I was surrounded by and living with everyday. The program completely changed the feeling of the floor in the residence hall I lived in. Everyone seemed there for each other, without having to say anything. We all seemed connected after experiencing this program together. It has made me a more compassionate and understanding person. After going through this, people were there for me during a heavy time in my life. I am thankful everyday for this program.

Elizabeth M.

Gamma phi beta at Kansas State University

I came into college with a lot of insecurity. I had been struggling for years with bulimia and was too afraid to tell anyone I needed help. When Stand Up For Your Sister came and spoke at my sorority I got to see that I was in good company with my struggles. At the end of the presentation, when given the chance to share our stories, one girl after the next stood and confessed that she too had been under the influence of self-doubt. We got together and started a SUFYS group message where we kept each other accountable and reminded one another of our true value. It was this program that not only saved 4 girls from bulimia but also taught us just how important it is to surround these issues in community. I am forever grateful for this organization and the ladies that pour their lives into standing up for their sister.