Until recently I didn’t feel like I had the power to be a driving force for change in my community. I have been lucky to have a great support system filled with people who always encouraged me to pursue the things that I am passionate about. This led me to become increasingly confident in my ability. Eventually I realized that I do have the power to make a difference. This realization has made me determined to be that same support system for the people around me through community service. Also, I believe that it is my responsibility to utilize every outlet available for me to encourage other people to do the same.
At the beginning of spring semester 2016, I began producing and hosting a television series titled “B Limitless”. The “B” represents the Boise State “B” as it is my goal to use students at Boise State as my main source of interviewees. “Limitless” refers to the notion that when given the right tools, everyone has what it takes to manage all of your responsibilities while still being service oriented. Other generations have labeled millennials as the entitled generation. I want to prove them wrong- but I let the stories speak for themselves! There are so many students on campus that are juggling homework, classes, relationships, and work, while also contributing to the lives of people around them through acts of service or outreach. I highlight these students as guests on my show and present their achievements in a way that is relevant to ANYONE.
I have had two guests on the Boise State University television show so far. First being our very own Sierra Sandison! Sierra was Miss Idaho 2014 and won “People’s Choice” at Miss America. She has since become a spokesperson for type one diabetes, written a book, appeared on Dr. Oz, owns her own business, and is a student at Boise State. During our discussion, we talk about overcoming obstacles like stereotypes and societal beauty standards- not to mention a little bit about how she is managing all of the responsibilities she holds! This episode is viewable on Cable One channel 60 and YouTube:
My next set of guests are two people that may very well be our next president and vice president of ASBSU at Boise State! Their names are Rebecca Kopp and Jade Donnelly. I interviewed them at this particular moment in time because they were at the end of their campaigns. In fact, the voting for ASBSU positions was ending the same day I interviewed them! We spoke about important topics like being able to find a club to associate yourself with while a student at Boise State and the opportunities that it provides. We also talked about how they are managing their stress knowing that they have done all they can do to prepare for this one moment (election day) and now the results are out of their hands and in the hands of voters. This video will be viewable shortly.
Through participating in acts of community service while also providing this excellent stream of content, I hope to encourage as many people possible to BE LIMITLESS. After earning the title of Miss Boise, I have seen the excitement and support for my show grow. I can’t wait to see how it progresses in the future as I progress through the Miss America Organization! As always, I am so grateful to have the support of such a platform based program.
If you could B Limitless, what would you accomplish?
Brittany Lock- Miss Boise 2016