Due to pageants, working with Love GIRLS Magazine and community involvement, I am featured in a variety of news outlets. Check them out below:
Harry Show, May 2017
Love GIRLS Magazine was invited to the Harry Show in May 2017 to talk about the important stories we feature in the magazine. I publicly discuss my struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts in my 2016 cover article, which helped us help more girls who were struggling.
Miss Iowa 2018
Community Events and Appearances
Kwik Star Opening
Save Our Streets Event
Miss Shamrock 2019
HOPE school tour
In partnership with the Cedar Rapids HOPE Walk and other community partners, I completed a school tour focused on equipping students of all ages with tools to recognize the signs of mental illness and suicidal ideation. I spoke to nearly 10,000 students in the states of Iowa and Illinois about what to do when you are struggling, how to help someone else and where to seek help in their communities.
Miss Iowa 2018 Spreads Hopeful Messages About Mental Health Awareness to Schools
Radio and Podcasts:
The Beautifull Project by Sarah Stevens
Real Talk With Ru Podcast
New Miss Iowa leads suicide prevention group, knows importance of help
Miss America 2019 (2.0)
How About HOPE
In 2015, I started a campaign called How About H.O.P.E. (Helping Others & Providing Encouragement) for mental health and suicide awareness. In 2019, we gained non-profit status and now provide a space to have honest conversations about what it is like to deal with mental health issues and suicide.
To find out more about How About HOPE, visit: http://www.howabouthope.com.
Hosting the University Of Iowa Out of the Darkness Walk