This past weekend, the girls of OK State Cru joined together for our second annual, “Fight Club”. What started last year as an event to bring women together and embrace who God created us to be, continued this past weekend as we talked about shame and vulnerability. Fight Club is an event planned and run completely by our students, and they did a phenomenal job.
We enjoyed watching Brene Brown’s Ted Talk about Shame and how it impacts us. Brene is not only a skilled speaker, but her talk on Shame was eye-opening and convicting. We also got to hear from Bev Cowan, one our student’s Mom who shared how God changed her ordinary relationship with God, when two different times of sickness challenged her family. I especially enjoyed hearing her story and learning how God grew her love for the Lord as a result of her struggles.
We also enjoyed great time connecting together. The girls planned games and crafts that we all did together. Marbling with shaving cream was a fun project, and was easier for some than others (my weren’t so good!). Everyone did such a great job with their Sharpie mugs, and it was so fun to see the final results! We also gifted everyone with succulents as a favor for joining us.
It is such a fun part of our job, connecting to girls and talking about our faith in the Lord!
Shame, for women, is the web of unobtainable, conflicting, competing expectations about who we’re supposed to be. And it’s a straight jacket. -Brene Brown
Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. -Brene Brown