CHELSEA HARKINS

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A Southern Belle with a Whole Lot of Personality! In her third and final year of law school, Chelsea is a Georgia Peach who plans to use her law degree to advocate for those dear to her heart: children and young women.

Here’s Chelsea in her own words:

"I have a heart for people and am energized when I am around others. Learning about one’s life means a lot to me because there is so much power in personal testimony—one’s journey shapes who one is and how one has grown into the person he or she is today. Because of my love for people, I would love to serve in public office, zealously advocating for those who can’t speak for themselves."

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When asked about style:

"Style is directly correlated with success. The way one carries herself has an impact on reputation, drive, and ambition. However, just as important as style is the ability to be ‘down-to-earth’ and laid back."

On personal motivation:

"The Truth motivates me. ‘Passion for Truth’ is my life motto. While Truth may be painful, it is important to seek Truth and Justice. In the end, I must be true to myself: seeing who I am, and accepting who I am, is a constant journey. Perfection is not my goal and comparing myself to others is poison. I want millennial women to know that there is no reason to condemn yourselves—and settle for less in the process. Dwelling on the past and reliving your mistakes—thinking about what you aren’t, what you’ve done, or what you could’ve done—only tears you down and robs you of your productivity and creativity. Remember, your past has made you who you are today. One of my favorite lines, from a Casting Crowns song, states it beautifully, ‘You can never go back but you can turn around…’ I strive daily to be the best me I can be, by accepting my uniqueness, and using my uniqueness as a platform to inspire others."

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Favorite Clothing Item: “Every gal should have a good pair of black satin heels and a simple black dress—a combo I absolutely love! The heels go with almost anything—they can dress up skinny jeans and a blazer, or make a pencil skirt and a professional blouse all the more attractive. A black dress can be made casual with some wedges, or dressed up with pearls, a blazer, and red pumps.”

Favorite Makeup Product: "I currently use BareMinerals Powder Foundation—it’s quick, easy, doesn’t clog my pores, and has phenomenal coverage. Some of my ‘must haves’ for a quick 'get ready' are concealer, blush, and mascara."

Favorite Accessory: "Every woman’s drawer should have a set of PEARLS—earrings, bracelet, and necklace. They are simple and SO classy. Always my go-to!"

Favorite Verses & Quotes:

  • "What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?" --Mark 8:36 "It is important that I mature in my Faith and fill any voids with God, all while trusting in and walking with Him."
  • "If you want to know where your heart is, look to where your mind goes when it wanders." --Unknown
  • "A woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet." --Mohadesa Najumi
  • "Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is." --Unknown
  • "Owning a mistake is greater than faking perfection." --Unknown