The Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter at the University of Missouri is trying to challenge stereotypes about sorority sisters as a whole, and that individual members face from society, with a photo project called "Breaking Barriers."
The photo essay, posted to Facebook on Tuesday, pushes back on stereotypes about sorority women being "airheads" or "spoiled." It also challenges stereotypes about people dealing with suicidal thoughts, body image and race.
"Everyday we face the stereotypes that society gives us, and everyday we overcome these stereotypes," KKG wrote on Facebook. As of Thursday afternoon, the photo series had gotten more than 8,600 "shares" on Facebook, and over 8,000 "likes."
(We also had to laugh at this one, which we take as showing they still have a sense of humor while getting a serious point across.)
KGG's photo project went live about a week after the University of Missouri Panhellenic Association (PHA) held a "Taking Back Beauty" week, where members were encouraged to not wear makeup as a way of challenging female beauty standards, according to KOMU.
PHA members at Mizzou posted photos on Twitter with the hashtag #IAmMore. They also displayed signs on campus featuring statistics about how women feel about themselves.
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