By Megan Wordsworth, Guest Blogger July 21, 2015
Sophia Bush is a storyteller, activist, businesswoman, active member of the I AM THAT GIRL family, and an overall awesome human being. She has played such a HUGE role in my life. Just like Beyoncé is her queen, Sophia is mine. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet her on the set of One Tree Hill, and I have never met anyone with such joy and zeal for life. I can only hope to possess these traits one day.
Sophia celebrated her thirty-third birthday this month, July 8th, to be exact. I thought what could be more fitting for my July blog post than to celebrate her life by remembering the wisdom that she has shared with her fans!
You are more than your size! Sophia is not afraid to speak up when it comes to body shame/hate. She has gone after clothing giants like Urban Outfitters over their controversial products promoting anorexia, and she encourages fans that beauty has to do with their heart! Sophia is not afraid to eat either! Have you seen her Instagram pictures? She can make her followers drool!
Smart is sexy. Sophia has made #SmartIsSexy a trending topic several times on Twitter. She constantly encourages women to pursue learning and growing, and she keeps her social media followers inspired to follow their passions in life. Sophia also keeps herself updated on what’s going on in the world, and she isn’t afraid to speak her mind!
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Be the change you wish to see in the world. Yes, Gandhi first penned the words, but Sophia sure puts this mantra into action. She is very active in various charities including Pencils of Promise, Global Green Gulf relief, Art of Elysium, The Nature Conservancy, and so many more! Sophia recently took a trip to Africa and worked with organizations with a cause like Akola Project, Sseko Designs, and 31 Bits.
Love Yourself. Sophia is an avid supporter of treating yourself right and loving who you are, because no one can play your role! That is just one of the many reasons Sophia plays such an important part in I AM THAT GIRL.
Be THAT GIRL! Sophia is all about girl power. She is not afraid to try new things or to challenge herself to face her fears. She has played the strong and inspiring Brooke Davis, and now she is dominating Chicago in Chicago PD. She is an all around role model.
Here’s to you, Sophia! Happy Birthday! You are the epitome of THAT GIRL!
How were you THAT GIRL this month? Tell us below!
Megan is a student in the Honors Communication program at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, with the hope of gaining a career in the Entertainment Industry. As Vice-President of the North Carolina chapter of Project Heal, Megan is on a mission to spread positive body awareness. She has also worked as a background actor on the sets of Revenge, One Tree Hill, Under the Dome, Sleepy Hollow, and Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride. She spends her free time baking delicious gluten free treats and watching reruns of her favorite show, One Tree Hill.
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