2018 Glammy Finalist Blog Series: Bint Alhuda (Huda), President
Today's blog features Huda from Alsaad Blueprint! Discover how Huda became an all-inclusive leader even though she attends an online school instead of a public/private high school!
Why is GlamourGals important to you and your community?
GlamourGals is important to me because it brings me closer to my peers. My high school is an online school. I don't get to spend much time with the other students. When I found out about GlamourGals I was really excited because it would be a chance for us to all get together. We are able to connect with each other through GlamourGals. During makeovers we share thoughts, stories, even talents. Through GlamourGals we were able to interact with people in our community who we had never thought of meeting. As high school students, we don't always think of visiting senior homes, especially not to give makeovers. After experiencing it, we realized how much we enjoyed communicating with an older generation, especially during something as fun as makeovers. GlamourGals is important to us because it brings us together.
How have your experiences as a GlamourGals volunteer shaped your aspirations and future career goals?
My experiences as a GlamourGal volunteer have helped me confirm my goal of having a career in healthcare. I have always wanted to take care of people and help them feel better. At the same time, I want to help people feel better about themselves emotionally, not just physically. GlamourGals has helped me learn that I want both of these things in my future. I have decided on trying to pursue two careers and to create a balance between the two fields I have learned to love: health and beauty.
How did GlamourGals help you to become a leader?
Ironically, what I learned from being a leader of my chapter is how to be a leader. I had never been the leader of anything before GlamourGals, but since I was the one who came up with the idea to for the chapter at our school and I had the most information about it, I was assigned as president. At our first meeting, I was the most nervous person there. I began to feel more like a leader once we started. I showed everyone how to divide the supplies and what we would be doing. The other volunteers were also nervous, but they were reassured once we went over everything they needed to know. We assess our supplies after every makeover, make sure all disposable items are disposed of properly, and decided on the next meeting date. I go above and beyond my responsibilities as a leader when I make sure everyone is included. Every boy or girl, whether they are being given a makeover or giving a makeover, is welcome in our chapter. Some volunteers are surprised when a man comes in during our makeovers and asks for a manicure just like some ladies are surprised when they get their makeup done by a boy. As a leader, I make sure everyone feels included and happy.