Julia Herrin, Miss Georgetown County Teen 2019, will host a workshop, #RealNotPerfect, at 6 p.m. April 12 at the Rotary Community Center at Bluffton's Oscar Frazier Park.
The event is tailored for girls in grades 5 to 8. Herrin will tell her story and offer advice for a healthy approach to the early teen years. Mothers are invited to attend.
Since 2014, Herrin has been a public speaker to small and large groups, sharing her work, story and inspiration with varied audiences. She has logged more than 400 hours of community service and founded her own literacy nonprofit organization. Her passion is to help young girls reach their potential.
Herrin, a resident of Bluffton, created the #realNotPerfect movement as part of her platform to help girls overcome their insecurities, find their passions, and be proud of being real.
The workshop includes a personal story of self-acceptance, and two object lessons to broach six points of maintaining a health self-image: friendships and relationships, positive body talk, celebrity and cultural media, bullying and teasing, comparison, and self-respect and good decision-making.
The mission of the #RealNotPerfect movement is to "help stem the rising tide of low self-esteem and depression in young girls, and help them understand their value in the age of social media."
A $5 donation is requested, which will benefit Children's Miracle Network.
RSVP by April 10 to Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-816-7434.