“You can plan your life to a T and it doesn’t always work out like that,” Nessa from MTV’s Girl Code remarked as an opening statement last night at the #PerfectlyImperfect initiative event inside of FSU’s Oglesby Union. Yesterday, Her Campus FSU partnered with the Plan B One-Step #PerfectlyImperfect initiative to celebrate life’s imperfect moments and embrace inperfections, while becoming educated about the Plan B One-Step emergency contraceptive.
We all know that sometimes Plan A may fail, but that is why we have a second option or a Plan B! Not everything works out the way it is meant to, and eventually we just have to accept that we are all #PerfectlyImperfect, and those imperfections are what make us all unique. The #PerfectlyImperfect campaign taught our team about this.
At the event, FSU was treated to a visit from the #PerfectlyImperfect campaign with “Girl Code” stars Carly Aquilino and Nessa, as well as Dr. Diana Ramos, an Associate Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology to break the stigma and discuss with current Seminoles the facts and myths about emergency contraception. Partnered with Plan B One-Step, the initiative aims to educate young people about the use of emergency contraception.
The event kicked off at 11 a.m. in the Union Green. The series of tents included representatives that had knowledge on Plan B One-Step, as they discussed what it is. There was also a photo booth where students were welcomed to share their #PerfectlyImperfect stories. I shared the embarrassing story about how I once farted in front of a crowd of people and everyone heard. It was probably one of the most mortifying moments of my life, but it’s alright because no one ever said I was perfect. Once you faced your fear and admitted your #PerfectlyImperfect story you were rewarded with a photo and meet and greet with Carly Aquilino and Nessa, which I really enjoyed!
At 5 pm in the Union there was a Q&A along with free pizza and a one-hour discussion panel featuring Dr. Ramos and Carly and Nessa on Plan B One-Step and the #PerfectlyImperfect coalition. “Sex is a taboo,” Dr. Diana Ramos said in the discussion today, as she noted how it is one of those things that is there and that people do, but it is never discussed. 80% of women claim they are familiar with emergency contraception, but when they are asked questions about it, two out of three people have misconceptions. Why is that? Because, people refuse to talk about it! The #PerfectlyImperfect discussion panel covered not only the misconceptions but the truths, in order to make sure that we are educated on the topic. We must have options, and the reason we feel panicked and scared is because we do not know them. We must be prepared to be able to make the smartest decision possible.
“Making a decision doesn’t define you,” said Nessa. So don’t allow it to.
To find out more information on the #PerfectlyImperfect campaign, click here and follow @PerfectlyImperfect on Instagram.