Updated: May 22
This summer, we will be highlighting our six lovely interns, who are part of the MORE Magazine team. Seek MORE by reading their stories on who they are and why they chose MORE Magazine.
My name is Katie Eaton and I am a rising sophomore at Indiana University Bloomington. I am studying marketing at the Kelley School of Business and I am minoring in apparel merchandising and Spanish.
I have had a long time interest in the fashion and beauty industry, watching beauty gurus on Youtube since I was young and tuning in to Project Runway every week. I have always seen myself working in this industry and I feel so lucky to be able to study these companies in school. As for my Spanish minor, I have had a love for the language since taking my first Spanish class during my freshman year of high school. I hope to study abroad to become even more proficient in the language.
To describe what MORE means to me, I must dive into my relationship with femininity, especially in a male-dominated industry and world. I have always been a “girly-girl”, loving fashion and makeup. And it was not until I was older that I began to see the stigma around that. The once “bubbly” and “energetic” little girl became the “loud” woman who “talks too much.” Learning that these traits that I was once admired for quickly became “flaws,” especially in a male-dominated field like business, was hard to face. Were these traits really bad? Do the qualities I love about myself and my interests make me unable to be taken seriously? It has taken a lot of unlearning and reflection of the institutional sexism within our society to begin to accept these traits within myself again and truly embrace them. I have met many wonderful women during my freshman year at IU, some of whom led me to MORE and told me about the amazing work they do to empower and honor women.
Through joining the MORE team, I have learned that there is power in femininity and that it is not something we should be ashamed of. Being a part of an organization that was founded by a strong woman and continually focuses on empowering every woman is so meaningful to me, as I work to learn about myself and not watering down my femininity in my professional and personal worlds.