The iconic blue dress was hard to miss as I watched Lily James twirl around on screen. The new Cinderella movie hit theaters during spring break, and my mom and I wanted to see what all of the buzz was about. I was pleasantly surprised by this rendition of the fairy tale. This version projects a strong message with the line “Have courage and be kind”. Not only was Cinderella not the weakling that I always took her for in the original Disney version, but on the contrary her kindness actually empowered her. One of the most powerful scenes occurred toward the end of the film, when Cinderella (Lily James) told her Stepmother (Cate Blanchett) that she forgave her for all of the times that she had mistreated Cinderella. In the end, the princess took control of her life and ruled with a huge heart.
I see kindness and courage in the ladies of Chi Beta every day. My wonderful sisters (especially my Tau class!) are always there to support me and lift me up. When I have a crummy day, they send words of encouragement. Also, they are so generous with their time and effort. From volunteering to carry boxes of T-shirts to meetings, to hosting a pick-me-up brunch, to going above and beyond their fundraising goals, my sisters are so thoughtful. Similarly, the executive board invests so much time in the orga nization. I know that they are incredibly patient with us. Chi Beta is packed with unique girls who have a passion for community service and supporting one another. I am so proud to be part of an organization that reveres strong women. I suppose in this case, the shoe is made of kindness, generosity, and courage. So, if the shoe fits…
Morgan Hembling, Tau Class