GlamourGals visits, a breath of fresh air
Maggie Trumble of Ithaca High School realizes the true meaning of the GlamourGals visits in this blog post.
A few days ago, my GlamourGals group went to Cornell Bridges. We were able to bring six girls and did about eight manicures. The manicures lasted about an hour, but our group had planned to be there for about an hour and a half. This allowed the members in our group to have great conversations with some of the ladies. They seemed to enjoy having six girls sit in front of them, ask questions and listen. The woman that I listened to was Alma, and she told me that while she enjoyed the manicure part, she had a better time just being able to tell stories to a different audience. This experience helped me realize that manicures and making them feel pretty is not the main goal of this organization; it is more about giving them the opportunity to talk to someone else for a change. This means that both parties are able to receive something; for the women, it is a breath of fresh air and for the members of GlamourGals, it is an opportunity to learn.