Rachelle E., a sophomore majoring in English and minoring in an Elementary Education with licensure at Mount Holyoke College, is a member of two organizations: Jhumka and APAU. Jhumka is a Bollywood, Hip-Hop fusion dance team, and APAU is a cultural org.
Rachelle’s flaw is a flaw that is within her, which is trust issues. She sees this as a flaw because sometimes it comes between her being able to actually create real friendships or relationships with others. It creates a barrier or wall between someone and her that she is trying to connect with, which makes the connecting to one another part a lot longer than she would like it to be. She has been accepting it so far. She has been working on her flaw by acknowledging that not everyone is the same, and not everyone is out to betray her or do her wrong. She has had connections with new situations that include someone else with an open mind that maybe there is a positive outcome to that friendship she can gain.
Words from Rachelle: “I would say to others that even though it may be hard to let your guard down because someone from your past might have hurt you, just to remember not everyone is the same and not everyone is out to do you wrong. I would also say never judge a book by its cover, it sounds so cliché, but just because someone may look like they might not have the best intentions for you doesn’t mean that it’s true. Speak to them, and let them know what’s going on in your head before putting that guard back up.”