For The Girls: Women Being Represented In A Beautiful Way

The For The Girls event gave students the opportunity to get educated on Women's mental health, get free merchandise and enjoy the beautiful weather

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Wayne Dawes

On Tuesday, April 30, Kean P.U.L.S.E. hosted its For The Girls event at the Miron Student Center Patio from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event was packed as students had the opportunity to learn about self-care for women, health awareness, and women’s mental health. Multiple stations were presented and students were able to take pictures with their peers at a picture station, as another presented T-shirts Stanley cups, and straw covers.

Kayla Vares, a senior majoring in STEM education, from Harrison New Jersey, and a member of Kean P.U.L.S.E., explains the importance of the event and how it brings awareness to women.

“For The Girls event we wanted to get all the girls together and educate them since not everyone has the resources, so we’re hitting all the spots we’re hitting sexual health, we have physical and mental health as well which no one really talks about,” said Vares.

According to, Women are twice as likley to be diagnosed with anxiety as men. Also, women aged between 16–24 years old report having a common mental health problem in any given week. These facts are just a glimpse of what women go through on a daily basis.

Pauline Haynes a freshman majoring in Medical Lab Science, from South Jersey, is also a part of Kean P.U.L.S.E., Haynes goes on to share what is available at each table during the event.

“ We have tables that have I love women’s shirts, then we also have Stanley cups, then there are straw covers and stations that give educational information on how to take care of women’s health,” said Haynes.

Haynes also shares why she believes Kean does a good job of representing women at the University.

“ When women’s mental health comes around we do celebrate it other than this event, we try to bring awareness to stuff that women go through and how we can help and cope with that, i feel like we have alot of those events happening on campus,” said Haynes.

The For The Girls event was a success because not only did women get educated on women’s health and awareness but all walks of life had the opportunity to learn and get free merchandise. As the semester comes to an end it was nice for women to be represented during this event and for everyone to enjoy the beautiful weather.