From there, we made our way to University of Iowa! It was so fun!
First we roamed around the campus, talking to all sorts of people. It is a BEAUTIFUL school. Definitely the epitome of "college".
We stayed with one of Molly's friends from Texas, Lauren Miller. BIG thank you to her and her roomies for leaving their beautiful home to us for the night!! Lauren informed her sorority about Kind Campaign and got a group of girls together for us to do a group interview/discussion. They trickled in and out but we ended up talking with 9 girls for almost 2 and a half hours! It was such an honest, great discussion and I think it really opened up a lot of their eyes to the severity of the issue and also the ridiculousness behind gossip. I really enjoyed getting to know them.
They were all very different with different stories and experiences. However, by the end, there seemed to be a mutual understanding of the importance of true friendship between females.
Molly, our moms and I watched some of the Truth Booth footage from Crawford High School before we ordered dinner. Again, I don't want to give away what the Truth Booth is all about, but, I will say that all of us were in tears. I think I have said this a million times, but, watching that footage was just another confirmation that this issue NEEDS to be talked about.
Later that night, one of the girls from the University of Iowa group interview came over and hung out. Her name is Sarah and she is awesomeeee!!! We had planned to go out that night but by the end of each day, we are always exhausted. We ended up ordering take-out, playing Nintendo Wi and watching Dawn of the Dead. Im not really into scary movies...well I'm not into them at all, but, I figured I would give it a go. Not to my (or anyone else's) surprise, I fell asleep within the first 10 minutes of the movie...my sleepy state is something I can't describe. I become a zombie. It's actually pretty funny. Molly has taken the camera at a couple points and filmed me in this state and I really have no words for it. It's strange. haha
Well, we are heading to The Windy City/Chi-Town/Chicagooooo right now! I am stoked!!! We are stopping to meet Susan Salas' sisters for an interview on the way. We are staying with a friend from Pepperdine. Alex Jokich what?! Her little sister organized a huge group of her friends from her private Catholic school and her family is making a huge dinner for everyone. Its going to be awesome. Alex is going to take us out for the night too. Should be a sweet day/night.
I shall update you tomorrow and let you know how it all went!!