Beautiful Girl of the Week: Julia Schaeffer

Beautiful Girl of the Week is a series of Beautiful Girls who are stand outs for what they contribute to the world through their beautiful actions!  We feature the Beautiful Girl of the Week on the Rewrite Beautiful blog as an attempt to inspire other girls and women to use their own gifts and talents to impact their communities. Our hope is that bringing positive attention to women’s actions will inspire them to embrace their own creative calling!

Julia and I first met at ROCKHARBOR a few years ago. Back then I knew her as an incredibly sweet, down to earth college student with a passion for dance. When I saw her name on the list of applicants interested in interning with Rewrite Beautiful I was stoked none the less. Though I’m supposed to be a “teacher” of sorts during an internship, Julia taught (and retaught) me a lot this season. Some of my favorites were about dedication, humility and bravery. You’ll see more in our interview below:  

Irvina: Why do you care about changing how girls see beauty in themselves?

Julia: There are too many incredible girls in the world who hate themselves because of the pressure to look a certain way. I want all girls to know that beauty is in their actions!

Irvina: Rad! You are in college right now. What are you majoring in?

Julia: Dance at Chapman University. 

Irvina: Nice major! What would you like to do after college?

Julia: I would like to become a dance movement therapist and audition for professional dance companies.

Irvina: Yeah-yuuuuuh! I think you’d make an amazing dance movement therapist and of course an excellent dancer! What do you do for fun when you’re not studying or at your internship?

Julia: Dance! I spend a lot of time taking class and choreographing. I also love surfing and doing anything at the beach!

Irvina: Name one cool thing you learned from your Rewrite Beautiful internship?  

Julia: I learned the importance of speaking up. When I was able to help out at the Girltopia School Program, I saw how passionate the girls were when they had the chance to speak of their knowledge and experience in eating disorders. I think this is what society needs, passionate people who aren’t afraid to speak.

Irvina: Well said! What is your favorite quote?  

Julia: “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind” –C.S Lewis

Irvina: Beautiful!

Julia was actually interviewed by the Daily Pilot for a story on Rewrite Beautiful and the work we do.

Learn more about Julia and Rewrite Beautiful in the article HERE!

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