BRAVE has empowered me and reminded me that being unique is beautiful. In pageantry, I have found a community of amazing women who constantly uplift me and remind me I am capable of anything.
I had experienced bullying as many others have but I wasn’t always sure how to fight it or how to make a change. I was honored to be crowned Miss Wisconsin High School America 2021, and that really gave me a way to get out and make a difference. I started reading to and taking to classrooms of kids and reminding them that being different is nothing to be ashamed of. I’m even starting my series interview girls in and out of the Miss High School America System. Rude comments can be so damaging, but they should also be your motivation to be respectful towards everyone and fight that bullying with kindness.
I truly believe the root of bullying is insecurity. That is why it’s my goal to empower as many people as possible. When you feel confident in yourself, you only want to lift others up. The best way to fight bullying is help others find their own self worth and their own confidence. Building others up is how we truly build respect and values for everyone.
Welcome to the BRAVE Blog, I'm Carly, Miss Houston Collegiate America and I am working together with other titleholders in the MHSA organization to share the message of BRAVE and why it is so important!