Written by Creighton University Senior, Kimberly Thies
I greatly believe in the power of sisterhood. I am not just referring to my remarkable sisters of Theta Phi Alpha-- but to all and any groups of women who can band together, creating an unstoppable force. In my 21 years on earth in this female body, I have learned that having good girlfriends makes all the difference. They are the ones who make accomplishing goals more manageable and a lot more fun. I take pride in being a woman during this time of progress in the worldview on gender equality. As a senior quickly nearing graduation, the amount of times I am questioned, ‘why would you waste your next several years going to medical school when you can just marry a rich man and never have to work a day in your life?’ makes me sick. It is for this reason that I strongly believe in the impact that a group of educated women can make in helping to diminish these double standards and celebrate the wonders of being female.
Kimberly is a senior, medical anthropology major on the pre-med track at Creighton. She is originally from St. Louis, MO, where her parents, brother, sister, and two adorable dogs still reside. Graduating in May of 2015, Kim plans to spend a year traveling abroad to volunteer and work in countries in need of women’s health improvement. She will then enter into medical school with the hope of pursuing her passion of medicine in becoming a doctor.