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Articles by Thecla Li



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    Thecla Li — 

    When interviewing for GRIT in my sophomore year, I told the team that I didn’t know what it meant to be an empowered woman or what I could do to...

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    Women in the Church

    Their Mission, Misrepresentation, and Untold Stories

    Thecla Li — 

    “My life is full of women: my mother and grandmothers, three sisters, two daughters, two nieces, and countless friends. They’re all so important...

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    A Letter to Someone Who's Tired

    Suicide Awareness Month

    Thecla Li — 

    In the United States, September is National Suicide Awareness month. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of depression and suicidality...

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    Thecla Li — 

    I am loud. Being labeled a “loud woman” was my worst nightmare, the term conjures an image of an obnoxious woman with big hair, an annoying tone...

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    Drawing a Line in Love

    Rediscovering your independent identity in a relationship

    Thecla Li — 

    It’s easy to get caught up in your significant other early into a relationship. You have an unending desire to know every facet of them. What makes...

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    A Winter Break Memoir

    GRITventures: India

    Thecla Li — 

    Happy spring semester! This past winter break I had the chance to go to Kolkata India in West Bangla. India’s history is littered with unique...

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    Celebrate? Celebrate!

    Encouragement for all our creative gals against their fight with their insecurities.

    Thecla Li — 

    God, the creator, is the source of all creativity and in creating us in His own image. He gave us the gifts of creativity. As creative people, we...

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    Let's Have a Talk, Girl to Girl

    A note of encouragement from the ladies of each department for the new school year.

    Thecla Li — 

    The arrival of a new school year often brings with it a wide range of emotions. Feeling fear, excitement, loneliness, and everything in between is...